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Is the care titled in your name only or is your ex on the title along with you?
Do you know where sh is currently living?
Ok, if the title lists you or her, then either of you has the legal right to possession of the vehicle. With that said, you could legally retake possession of the vehicle if you chose to do so. But since she is on the title, you would have to hide it because she could then retake possession from you if she found the car.
If you don't have a key, you can take a copy of the title to any local dealer that sells that make of car and they can make a duplicate key based on the VIN on the title.
So you just need a key and to locate the car and then you can retake possession.
Ok, then you will need to get a duplicate copy of the registration from the local county clerk's office where you register the car so you can take that to the dealer to get a key made.
If you are on the registration to the vehicle along with her, then legally it looks like you made a gift to her of half the car. So even though you are the only one who owes the debt, she is a half owner. So if she sued, she could force a sale of the car, but if you owe as much as it is worth, then she gets nothing.