I’ve financed a car and put 1,000 down, it’s been 2 days and the dealer still Looking a for a bank but I’ve been approved already.?

So I’ve put 1,000 down for my car at Honda and everyday passes but still same response from the dealer “still working on a approval” but they have my deposit and they already approved me. Is this even legal, Can they hold my deposit and not give me the car. Would I lose my deposit if I am not approved ?
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