What if a co-signer of a car dies?

Updated: 9/21/2023
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Will my car be taken if my cosigner dies?

Not as long as you make your payments on time. A co-signer guarantees that you will pay your loan off. If your co-signer dies and you don't make your payments the lender will repossess the car and go after you for any deficiencies.

Does a cosigner have rights to the car even when its paid off?

No, the cosigner will not have rights to the car after its paid off because the purpose of a cosigner is to pay off the notice if you fail to do so. Being a cosigner does not give them to any rights to the car.

If you are late on your loan payment and are a cosigner on your daughters car can they repposses the car?

If you are late on your loan payment and are a cosigner on your daughters car can they repposses the car?

Is a cosigner on a credit card responsible after the primary dies?


Can your daughter be on your car insurance if you are not cosigner on her car loan?

Yes: Your spouse/children can be included on your insurance policy regardless of who was/if there was a cosigner on the car.

What are the consequences if a cosigner on a car loan sells the car without the permission of the other cosigner?

Possible fraud charges.

Does the cosigner have to drive the car?

No, the cosigner signs on to the loan. Usually, the primary signer owns the car and drives it. The cosigner is there in case the loan goes into default and needs to be paid for. After they sign on the car does not belong to them, but the person who took out the loan.

When can cosigner attempt to sell car?

A cosigner can attempt to sell the car at anytime. However, in order for them to sell it, they have to have the other signer's signature.

What happens when your son dies leaving an outstanding car loan?

My sympathies to you and your family. If you, your husband or anyone else in the family didn't cosign for a loan for the car then the debt ends. If there was a cosigner then the cosigner is responsible for the debt. If your son was not a minor and took the loan out himself and he has left a Will or has anything of value this debt will be paid off or written off.

Does a cosigner have to pay the rent when tenant dies suddendly?

I'm pretty sure the cosigner doesn't have to pay it. If the tenant dies suddenly, I wouldn't think his/her family would be obligated to pay the rent, because I'm sure they would move everything out when the tenant dies.

Can a cosigner drive a car if they are on the title?


If the cosigner of a home loan dies will the bank go after his estate for repayment?

My belief is that as long as the mortgage is paid on time by the borrower, there would be no reason to go after the cosigner estate.