So I got a notification in the mail notifying me that a car I sold recently was impounded. I did a release of liability online with the DMV. So I'm confused why I'm being notified. Am I financially responsible?
This is the 2nd AVVO question I've seen this week about a Notice of Release of Liability sent online to the DMV, and the DMV either not receiving it, or not acknowledging it and continuing to hold the former owner responsible.
If you got a DMV receipt, or saved a copy of what you sent so you can prove you did submit it, follow up with them to see whether they got it or not and find out why it doesn't seem to have been processed.
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This does not necessarily represent a problem.
A few years ago, we gave a car to the local PBS station. It appears that the service that picked the car up abandoned it (perhaps not in good enough shape to go to the trouble of selling).
We received notice from the company where the car was being stored. I sent a copy of the release of liability to that company; we received nothing further.
The simplest, most helpful thing you probably can do is send a copy of your release to whoever sent you that notice.
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