CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2003 FORD ESCAPE XLS
VIN: 1FMYU02B83KD98259
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
2.0L L4 FI DOHC 16V
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Branded title
Branded Title: Salvage
2 previous owners
2 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
16 Service history records
Vehicle registration information
Types of owners: Corporate, Personal
Last reported odometer reading/mileage
Last reported odometer reading
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This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 5/18/16 at 1:18:23 PM (EDT). Other information about this vehicle, including problems, may not have been reported to CARFAX. Use this report as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.






















Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.










Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.
















Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).






Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.



Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.
















Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.





Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.




























Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.












Airbag Deployment
Occurs when the driver, passenger or side airbag has been used or deployed during a crash or other incident. If an airbag has been deployed, it must be replaced by a qualified technician. Have this car inspected by a mechanic prior to purchase.






































Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.










Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.



























Structural Damage
All levels of accidents, from minor to severe, can cause structural damage to a vehicle (i.e., damage to the frame or unibody).







Manufacturer Buyback or Lemon Title
A DMV or a state agency marks an official document or issues a Manufacturer Buyback/Lemon title when a vehicle has been repurchased by the manufacturer. Not all states issue manufacturer buyback titles and the specific requirements for a lemon law vehicle varies by state.







Loss Due To Fire Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to fire. In most states, fire damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.





















Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.













































Junk Title
A Junk Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. The majority of states use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage.











Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title
A vehicle with a 5-digit odometer cannot accurately track mileage after 99,999 miles because the odometer rolls over. This title is the result of a seller certifying under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading EXCEEDS MECHANICAL LIMITS of the odometer.
















Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.






















Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)










Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.


























Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.





















Hail Damage Title
The vehicle sustained major damage due to hail. In most states, hail damage titles are issued when the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value.







Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.



Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven States also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
















Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.
















Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.





























































Accident / Damage Indicator
Various events could indicate an accident or damage in a vehicle's history, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. See the glossary for more information.
















Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.









Odometer Check
CARFAX analyzes mileage data to help identify potential:
  • Rollbacks - odometer tampering to conceal a car's true mileage (i.e. Fraud or illegal activity)
  • Rollovers - after reaching the maximum reading, the odometer restarts from zero (i.e. Mechanical or equipment limitation)
  • Inconsistencies - conflicting mileage data means CARFAX cannot determine if it's a potential rollback (i.e. Potential human error)











Total Loss
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title, like a Salvage or Junk title. See the glossary for more information.








Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.







Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.




Not Actual Mileage Title
When the seller certifies, under the Federal Odometer Act, that the odometer reading does not reflect the vehicle's actual mileage. This may occur because the odometer was tampered with, broken, or replaced.














Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title
A Rebuilt/Reconstructed vehicle is a salvage vehicle that has been repaired and restored to operation. These vehicles are often severely damaged before they are rebuilt and refurbished parts are typically used during reconstruction. In most states, an inspection of the vehicle is required before the vehicle is allowed to return to the road.












Basic Warranty
Most manufacturers offer a basic warranty for new vehicles. These warranties vary by manufacturer and typically last for a certain amount of time and/or a set number of miles.











Dismantled Title
The vehicle sustained major damage to one or more major component parts and the cost of repairing the vehicle for safe operation exceeds its fair market value. When a Dismantled title is issued, the vehicle may be used only for parts or scrap metal. It cannot be re-titled or returned to the road.








Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2
Year purchased2003 2008 
Type of owner Corporate Personal
Estimated length of ownership4 yrs. 6 mo. 1 year 
Owned in the following states/provincesPennsylvania Pennsylvania 
Estimated miles driven per year19,608/yr 17,949/yr 
Last reported odometer reading81,658 106,040 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem Alert!
Problem Found
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem

Alert! Severe problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This vehicle does not qualify for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee.

Additional History

Not all accidents / issues are reported to CARFAX

Owner 1 Owner 2
Total Loss
Total loss reported on 02/04/2009.
No Issues Reported
Total Loss Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Reported
Severe Damage
Manufacturer Recall
At least 1 manufacturer recall requires service. Locate an authorized Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer or call 866-436-7332 to obtain more information about this recall.
No Recalls Reported
Recall
Reported

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2003
Type:Corporate
Where:Pennsylvania
Est. miles/year:19,608/yr
Est. length owned: 7/15/03 - 1/23/08 (4 yrs. 6 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
05/04/2003     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
05/14/2003   10   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
07/15/2003     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Girard, PA
Titled or registered as
corporate vehicle
07/23/2003     #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Vehicle sold
07/23/2003   77   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
07/24/2003   156   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Pre-delivery inspection completed
07/30/2003     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Girard, PA
Title #59217885PA01
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
09/11/2003   3,086   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
11/07/2003   6,081   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
01/17/2004   10,469   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
04/05/2004   14,600   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Safety inspection performed
Steering/suspension checked
Tires rotated
Emissions inspection performed
08/14/2004   24,217   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
11/15/2004   30,490   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Air filter replaced
Brakes checked
Four tires mounted
Fuel filter replaced
Oil and filter changed
Transmission serviced
Wiper(s) replaced
02/19/2005   36,177   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
06/04/2005   42,600   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Brakes checked
Oil and filter changed
Safety inspection performed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Tires rotated
Emissions inspection performed
10/15/2005   49,615   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
One tire mounted
Tire condition and pressure checked
01/21/2006   55,249   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Power steering fluid flushed/changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
05/18/2006   59,813   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Brakes checked
Light bulb(s) replaced
Oil and filter changed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Emissions inspection performed
05/18/2006     Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
05/19/2006     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Girard, PA
Title #59217885PA01
Registration issued or renewed
06/05/2007   75,594   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
09/12/2007   81,658   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Power steering fluid flushed/changed
Power steering system serviced
Serpentine belt replaced
Steering/suspension checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2008
Type:Personal
Where:Pennsylvania
Est. miles/year:17,949/yr
Est. length owned: 1/23/08 - 2/4/09 (1 year)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
01/23/2008   87,451   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
02/14/2008     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Erie, PA
Title #59217885WI02
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
04/07/2008   90,898   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Tire condition and pressure checked
06/25/2008   95,270   Inspection Station Passed emissions inspection
10/21/2008   101,875   #1 Champion Ford
Erie, PA
814-878-2500
championerie.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
02/04/2009     Damage Report TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE
  • There are many reasons an insurance company will declare a vehicle a total loss. Have this vehicle inspected by a qualified technician before you buy. Learn more
02/04/2009     Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title or registration issued
to insurance company
02/04/2009   106,040   Pennsylvania
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Erie, PA
Title #59217885ER02
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
03/09/2009     Vehicle Exporter Vehicle exported from
New York, NY
and imported to
Lithuania
04/03/2014     Ford Motor Company Manufacturer Safety recall issued
Recall #14S02
FRONT SUBFRAME CROSSBRACE INSTALLATION

Locate an authorized Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer or call 866-436-7332 to obtain more information about this recall

Description: FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 ESCAPE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED OCTOBER 22, 1999, THROUGH JANUARY 23, 2004, ORIGINALLY SOLD, OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE CORROSION AT THE FORWARD ATTACHMENT OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM.

A SEPARATION OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM CAN RESULT IN A SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy: FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEWLY DESIGNED REINFORCEMENT CROSS-BRACE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 30, 2014. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S NUMBER FOR THIS RECALL IS 14S02.

 
 

Glossary

Accident / Damage Indicator
CARFAX receives information about accidents in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Different information in a vehicle's history can indicate an accident or damage, such as: salvage auction, fire damage, police-reported accident, crash test vehicle, damage disclosure, collision repair facility and automotive recycler records. Not every accident or damage event is reported and not all reported are provided to CARFAX. Details about the accident or damage event when reported to CARFAX (e.g. severity, impact location, airbag deployment) are included on the Vehicle History Report. CARFAX recommends you obtain a vehicle inspection from your dealer or an independent mechanic.
  • According to the National Safety Council, Injury Facts, 2015 edition, 8% of the 254 million registered vehicles in the U.S. were involved in an accident in 2013. Over 74% of these were considered minor or moderate.
  • CARFAX depends on many sources for its accident / damage data. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 5/18/16 at 1:18:23 PM (EDT). New data will result in a change to this report.
First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.
Ford or Lincoln Mercury Recall
The Ford Motor Company provides Carfax with recall information regarding safety, compliance and emissions programs announced since 2000 for a specific vehicle. For complete information regarding programs or concerns about this vehicle, please contact a local Ford or Lincoln Mercury Dealer.
Manufacturer Recall
Automobile manufacturers issue recall notices to inform owners of car defects that have come to the manufacturer's attention. Recalls also suggest improvements that can be made to improve the safety of a particular vehicle. Most manufacturer recalls can be repaired at no cost to you.
New Owner Reported
When a vehicle is sold to a new owner, the Title must be transferred to the new owner(s) at a Department of Motor Vehicles.
Ownership History
CARFAX defines an owner as an individual or business that possesses and uses a vehicle. Not all title transactions represent changes in ownership. To provide estimated number of owners, CARFAX proprietary technology analyzes all the events in a vehicle history. Estimated ownership is available for vehicles manufactured after 1991 and titled solely in the US including Puerto Rico. Dealers sometimes opt to take ownership of a vehicle and are required to in the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. Please consider this as you review a vehicle's estimated ownership history.
Salvage Title
A Salvage Title is issued on a vehicle damaged to the extent that the cost of repairing the vehicle exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value. This damage threshold may vary by state. Some states treat Junk titles the same as Salvage but the majority use this title to indicate that a vehicle is not road worthy and cannot be titled again in that state. The following eleven states also use Salvage titles to identify stolen vehicles - AZ, FL, GA, IL, MD, MN, NJ, NM, NY, OK and OR.
Title Issued
A state issues a title to provide a vehicle owner with proof of ownership. Each title has a unique number. Each title or registration record on a CARFAX report does not necessarily indicate a change in ownership. In Canada, a registration and bill of sale are used as proof of ownership.
Total Loss Vehicle
An insurance or fleet company declares a vehicle a total loss when a claim exceeds approximately 75% of its pre-damage value or if the vehicle is stolen and not recovered. This damage threshold varies by company. These companies typically take possession and obtain the title. Not all total loss vehicles result in a DMV-reported branded title. This may occur when an insurance company's definition of a total loss is different than the state DMV's definition for a branded title or when the owner of the vehicle is a self-insured company, like a fleet or rental company.