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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
1998 FORD EXPEDITION
VIN: 1FMRU17L5WLB40727
4 DOOR WAGON/SPORT UTILITY
5.4L V8 F SOHC 16V
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
Standard Equipment
Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer
Safety Options
4 wheel ABS, Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts
Branded title
Branded Title: Not Actual Mileage
No accidents reported
No accidents reported to CARFAX
No damage reported
No damage reported to CARFAX
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Service information available
7 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
Just say, Show Me the CARFAX!

This CARFAX Vehicle History Report is based only on information supplied to CARFAX and available as of 12/9/18 at 2:55:09 PM (CST). 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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.
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).
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased1998 2000 2005 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership1 yr. 10 mo. 5 yrs. 2 mo. 11 yrs. 5 mo. 
Owned in the following states/provincesCalifornia California See Details 
Estimated miles driven per year15,286/yr 22,417/yr --- 
Last reported odometer reading28,396 139,458 226,197 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | Lemon No Problem No Problem No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical Limits No Problem No Problem Alert!
Problem Found

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 Owner 3
Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Odometer Check
DMV title problems reported.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Odometer Problem
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
Manufacturer Recall
A current list of recalls is available at Ford Motor Company.
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
No Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:1998
Type:Personal
Where:California
Est. miles/year:15,286/yr
Est. length owned: 9/5/98 - 8/3/00 (1 yr. 10 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
03/08/1998     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
09/05/1998   205   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arroyo Grande, CA
Odometer reading reported
09/24/1998     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
Loan or lien reported
10/05/1999     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Arroyo Grande, CA
Title issued or updated
08/02/2000   28,396   Service Facility
Maricopa, CA
Vehicle serviced
08/02/2000     California
Inspection Station
Maricopa, CA
Passed emissions inspection
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2000
Type:Personal
Where:California
Est. miles/year:22,417/yr
Est. length owned: 8/3/00 - 10/11/05 (5 yrs. 2 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
08/03/2000   28,417   California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nipomo, CA
Odometer reading reported
09/06/2000     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Nipomo, CA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
09/12/2002   75,867   Service Facility
Carpinteria, CA
Vehicle serviced
09/12/2002     California
Inspection Station
Carpinteria, CA
Passed emissions inspection
11/07/2003   96,697   Mullahey Ford
Arroyo Grande, CA
805-481-3673
MullaheyFord.com
Vibration checked
11/28/2003   97,928   Mullahey Ford
Arroyo Grande, CA
805-481-3673
MullaheyFord.com
Vehicle serviced
08/02/2004   114,270   Mullahey Ford
Arroyo Grande, CA
805-481-3673
MullaheyFord.com
Engine checked
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
09/08/2004   117,495   California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
01/24/2005   130,275   Mullahey Ford
Arroyo Grande, CA
805-481-3673
MullaheyFord.com
Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
07/16/2005   139,458   Mullahey Ford
Arroyo Grande, CA
805-481-3673
mullaheyford.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Tire condition and pressure checked
Brakes checked
Rear brake pads replaced
Brake rotor(s) resurfaced
Transmission fluid changed
Transmission fluid flushed
Wipers/washers checked
Exterior lights checked
Rear brakes replaced
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2005
Type:Personal
Where:California, Nevada, New Mexico
Est. length owned: 10/11/05 - 3/18/17 (11 yrs. 5 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
10/11/2005     California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Santa Maria, CA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
11/16/2005   141,945   California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
09/17/2007     Nevada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
North Las Vegas, NV
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
06/09/2008     Nevada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Las Vegas, NV
Title #NV002711498-3
Title issued or updated
Exempt from odometer reporting
09/19/2008     Nevada
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Las Vegas, NV
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
02/28/2011   206,532   New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Las Vegas, NM
Title #11059212A891448
Vehicle purchase reported
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Maroon

CARFAX Advisor™
A NAM title is issued when the owner discloses to a DMV mileage fraud, a broken odometer or that the actual mileage of this vehicle is unknown.

Mileage reported after this reading is potentially unreliable.

11/05/2011     New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Las Vegas, NM
Title #113096S01846022
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien released
Vehicle color noted as Maroon
02/16/2012     New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cimarron, NM
Title #113096S01846022
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien reported
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location
Vehicle color noted as Maroon
04/23/2012     New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cimarron, NM
Title #12114912A026624
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Loan or lien released
Vehicle color noted as Maroon
04/29/2015     New Mexico
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Cimarron, NM
Title #15119209B562297
NOT ACTUAL MILEAGE TITLE ISSUED
Vehicle color noted as Maroon
03/18/2017     Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
02/28/2018   226,197   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
12/09/2018     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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Glossary

Federal Odometer Act
The Federal Odometer Act requires a seller to disclose the vehicle's mileage on the title when ownership is transferred. Congress enacted this Act to prohibit odometer tampering and to protect consumers from mileage fraud. Under this act, sellers must disclose any issues with the vehicle's odometer. These disclosures translate into the Exceed Mechanical Limits and Not Actual Mileage titles.
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 Field Service Action and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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The Buyback Guarantee Certificate is not available for this vehicle because of potential problems found.

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