You might lose a title one day but if it was in your name, that’s easy enough to fix. What if you lost the title to a car BEFORE you had it put into your name? It can be fixed - but it will take some work. And I explain today.

I’ve lost and replaced a title before. It’s pretty easy to do when you are the last titled owner. But from time to time someone calls me after they lost a title - but before they had put it into their own name.

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It could just be really bad luck but I have also seen it when someone bought a project car or perhaps they were planning on skipping the title. I’ve warned about the perils of doing that - and this is one of the possible problems that can arise.

The state of Michigan has three basic ways you can get the title replaced - and put into your name - without the cooperation of the person who sold you the car. But none of them are easy. Here is the audio:

And the video.

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Steve Lehto has been practicing law for 25 years, almost exclusively in consumer protection and Michigan lemon law. He wrote The Lemon Law Bible and Preston Tucker and His Battle to Build the Car of Tomorrow.

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