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I received a title for my financed M3?!

Yuey

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Aug 16, 2019
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seattle
Today, I received the title for my financed Model 3, I placed the order three month ago, and got the car about one month ago. From my understanding, I will received the title after I pay off the car. Is Tesla doing anything differently? Anybody else who financed a Tesla got their title?
 

Luso7

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Oct 15, 2019
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NJ
Today, I received the title for my financed Model 3, I placed the order three month ago, and got the car about one month ago. From my understanding, I will received the title after I pay off the car. Is Tesla doing anything differently? Anybody else who financed a Tesla got their title?
Sounds like a mistake. The lender should have it until you pay off the lien
 
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Yuey

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Aug 16, 2019
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seattle
Edit: after some googling, I see that this does, in fact, differ from state to state. In some states, the borrower holds the title with a lien marked on it. In other states, lender holds the title until the loan is repaid. Here’s a list: The state title office sent me the title to my vehicle. Is there anything I need to do? - Santander Consumer USA
Thanks for the reply! I financed another car in Washington State before my M3. I don't see the title until I paid it off. Also, for the Tesla title, my name is the only owner appeals on the title. Very odd!
 

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