Star Financial Complaint - No Registration

Review by Mrs. Ridgeway on 2008-11-20
CALIFORNIA -- I have been paying for a vehicle for almost a year and the finance company, Star Financial, does not have the registration. I purchased the vehicle from Primo Auto Sales in Fontana, California, on Foothill Blvd. Star Financial, financed the vehicle. Primo auto sales, never paid the original owner for the vehicle. So, now I'm stuck in the middle. The owner will not release the registration until they receive the 4,000 dollars that Primo promised. The DMV, states they can not give me any more temporary registration, because it has been a year and this situation should have been settled. Primo has go out of business and star finanical want their money or they are coming to get the vehicle. I don't know what to do next. Star doesn't care if we never receive the registration, they just want their money. Any day now, the owner can come and get the vehicle.

I've been paying care insurance on a vehicle that I don't own. So if I'm ever stopped by the police, I could go to jail because my name is not on the registration.

What to do?
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2008-11-21
Posted by jktshff1 on 2008-11-21:
You need to get an attorney ASAP!!!!
Depending upon your financial situation, you might contact your local bar association to see if they have a lawyer that would assist you gratis or for a small fee.
Posted by madconsumer on 2008-11-21:
what does your sales contract say? you would not get the tittle until the entire loan is paid in full.

"Primo has go out of business and star finanical want their money or they are coming to get the vehicle."

did you stop paying for the vehicle? if so, they can rightly repo it.
Posted by yoke on 2008-11-21:
mad, maybe they don't want to pay anymore on a car that is not theirs. IMO it was up to the fianance company to obtain the title. You can still get a copy of the title to give to DMV even if you don't own it outright.
If you have a contract and you have been paying loan then the original owner has a beef with Primo and needs to find them and bring them to court. I would also contact an attorney. If you have a signed document then the original owner should have to hand the title over to the finance company. Bring the original owner to court to get the title.

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