Anyone who purchased or leased a vehicle and financed it through Ford can now return their vehicle within the first year they own it if they lose their job. The return must be made within thirty days of losing their income. The program only covers personal vehicles not commercial or business ones.
Vehicles with model years 2019, 2020 and 2021 are eligible, and the vehicle can be used, new, or certified pre-owned. This program is good for vehicles that are purchased through September 30, 2020.
A value will be assigned to your vehicle using the National Automobile Dealers Association average trade-in value. The amount you owe will be reduced by that amount, and Ford will waive up to another $15,000 of your loan. If you owe more than that on your vehicle, you will be responsible for the rest of the loan.
You are also responsible for any late or deferred payments, and if there is any damage to the vehicle, you must pay for that. Once all of the conditions of the program are met, the account is marked as closed and paid so no one needs to worry about a negative report in their credit report.
The company states the program is to assure anyone considering a vehicle purchase but who is worried about the uncertain economy and possible job loss, that there is help available if they do lose their job.
“We feel like right now, the economy is at the stage of recovery where people want things to be back to normal, they want to buy, but they’re still a little nervous about what the future holds,” says Mark LaNeve, vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “We want them to know we understand that, and we’re here to support them in their buying decisions.” (media.ford.com)