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Welcome to the website of the Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation



In July of 2008, the California legislature created the Consumer Motor Vehicle Recovery Corporation (CMVRC). The CMVRC has established a Consumer Recovery Fund for the payment of claims by California consumers who suffer losses after July 1, 2008, as a result of a California licensed dealer or lessor-retailer of motor vehicles who has filed for bankruptcy or is no longer selling and leasing vehicles to the public, and has failed to:

  • remit license or registration fees received or contractually obligated to be paid from a consumer to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

  • pay to the legal owner of a vehicle transferred as a trade-in by a consumer to the dealer or lessor-retailer the amount necessary to discharge the prior credit balance owed to the legal owner

  • pay to the lessor registered in accordance with California Vehicle Code Section 4453.5 of a vehicle transferred as a trade-in by a consumer to the dealer or lessor-retailer the amount the dealer or lessor-retailer agreed to pay to the lessor

  • pay the amount specified in a consignment agreement to a consumer after the sale of a consigned vehicle

  • provide good title, free of liens or other claims

  • pay third parties for insurance, service contracts, or goods or services purchased through the dealer

The CMVRC reviews and processes all claims made against the Recovery Fund. The CMVRC is a private, non-profit corporation governed by the California Motor Vehicle Code and the Bylaws of the CMVRC. It is not a government agency or an insurance company. It is not associated with or controlled by any dealer or lessor-retailer of motor vehicles, nor does it represent any dealer or lessor-retailer of motor vehicles.

CMVRC Claims Administrator

P.O. Box 8060

San Rafael, CA 94912-8060

Email:info@vehiclerecoveryfund.org

Tel: 800-961-6175




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