NightHawk wrote:Anyone that returned their leased Ford car in California to a Ford dealer, did you have to yourself go online to the DMV website, to enter info there for a "Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability" form within 5 days?
Or did the Ford dealer do this for you as part of the lease end turn in procedure in their office?
I've read if that isn't done, you will get a bill later on from the DMV for the next year's license fees plus a penalty fee.
I don't see any way to verify if it was done and to do so yourself on the CA DMV website you need to know the name and address of the "new owner" and I have no idea who that would be after you turn the leased car in.
Normally they will do so, but you should definitely do it yourself and not risk their making a mistake. The new owner is Ford Credit at whatever address you have been using for them
A friend turned in his car out of state, and the California DMV never got notified. It was a big expensive headache.
When I turned in my Volt, the Chevy dealer told me "Do it yourself, it's very important"