Returning your Volkswagen Lease at VW of Downtown Los Angeles is a snap. You can expect the process to take about 15 minutes and you never need an appointment nor do you need to call ahead to return your VW lease at VW of DTLA.
VW of Downtown Los Angeles is available to receive your lease during regular sales department hours (8:30-9PM M-Sat and 9:30-8PM Sunday).
Here are a couple common questions:
Do I have to return my lease from the dealership I obtained my lease from?
You are free to return your VW lease at any Volkswagen dealership.
Do I need to be present to return my lease or can someone turn in my VW lease for me?
You should be present so that you can sign and obtain a copy of the odometer statement for your records.
I can't find my 2nd key. Can I return it later?
When you turn in your lease we have to document how many keys were received with the vehicle. We are unable to receive keys later on as VW will send a transporter very quickly to retrieve your car. It's best to return your lease when you have all your keys and books or Volkswagen will bill you for them.
My lease is due but I haven't scheduled my lease end inspection yet with AIM (VW's third- party lease inspection company). What should I do?
You can still return your Volkswagen at VW of Downtown LA. When we ground the car Volkswagen they will send AIM to inspect the car at our premise. The only downside to this is the car is already grounded and you will be unable to make any repairs to the vehicle if that's something you wanted to do. To schedule an inspection with AIM please call 844-264-9704 or schedule online https://selfshedule.aiminspect.com
I've already returned my lease, but I received a DMV renewal notice. Am I going to be penalized?
There's nothing more frustrating than receiving a parking ticket or DMV renewal notice months after you returned your leased vehicle. The CA DMV states you (the lessor) must complete a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability and submit it within 5 calendar days. This will release you of liability associated with your leased vehicle after the transfer date, including those pesky renewal notices which can look more like DMV collection attempts.
There are a few pieces of information you'll want handy when completing this form:
• License Plate Number
• VIN number
• Mileage on the vehicle
• New Owner (this would be the company you leased from such as VW Credit)
• Date of transfer
Here's a great VW resource to schedule your end of lease inspection as well as review wear and tear use information.
If you would like to buy your lease or return you lease and get another Volkswagen please be sure to meet with one of our sales associates at VW of Downtown Los Angeles.