Do they turn cars off? Like they do electricity when you can’t make a payment.?

My friend was trying to say that they cut cars off to not work... I argued with him that they get repoed they don’t get cut off like electricity. Someone clear this up

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  • Vaman
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    All cars are like individual persons like us. They can be centrally controlled only when we enlist them like in army. Otherwise they are free entities.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    sure...they can do that to a certain extent (slow the car down instead of stopping it not to create dangerous situations)

  • 4 months ago

    In texas a signal is sent and the cars computers cuts off the ignition switch so the key does nothing, its cut off, but internally by program like a bad key code.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Only an alien flying above the car in a ufo can turn the car off.

    You’re welcome.

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  • 4 months ago

    Nowadays when you purchase a car from some car lots they come equipped with a GPS a LoJack so they know exactly where the location of your car is. In case they have to come repo it. But nowadays they're putting a device in your car that if you do not make a payment. It triggers what is called the limp home mode. Your car's performance is reduced so that you can only go about 20 miles an hour. And they tie that to your payment schedule if you're more than 3 days late your car goes into limp home mode. So you're not stuck in the middle of the street but at the same time you can't go anywhere in your car because it will barely operate. So yes they do have an electronic device that can essentially turn your car off.

  • 4 months ago

    There are some, very few cars, that can be "turned off" by remote radio signals. What actually happens is that you get several warnings, and if you don't settle up, the car is sent into super slow mode. You can still drive it, but it will not go over 20 mph. You agree to all this when you get the loan for the car.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    no, they'll back right up to it with a flatbed in your driveway and you'll come out and it will be gone ... then they'll call you and tell you how much you owe them for repo'ing and towing it and you'll get the rest of the legal paperwork outlining how much you still owe on your debt after they hock it at auction for 500 bucks ... that will probably just about cover the repoing fee, then you'll 'still' have to pay the car off lol .. dont let that happen to you, non-payment on a debt isnt a way out of it ...

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    Cars are self-contained units. Although a few have special electronic signal cutoff as an anti-theft, that is very few cars today. You just ask him "by what method can they do it?". Besides, only some cars are all-electric.

    When you cannot make a payment, they send someone to tow the car away.

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