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CARFAX Vehicle History Report
2003 MERCURY MARAUDER
VIN: 2MEHM75V43X689100
SEDAN 4 DR
4.6L V8 FI DOHC
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
Anti-lock Brakes, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts with automatic passenger sensor
Accident/damage reported
Accident / Damage reported
3 or more previous owners
3 Previous owners
Open recall
At least 1 open recall
Service information available
3 Service history records
Registered as a personal vehicle
Personal vehicle
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 2/19/17 at 6:45:01 AM (EST). 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.
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).
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flood Damage Title
States issue flood titles when a vehicle has been in a flood or has received extensive water damage.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Ownership History

The number of owners is estimated

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Year purchased2003 2013 2017 
Type of owner Personal Personal Personal
Estimated length of ownership9 yrs. 11 mo. 3 yrs. 3 mo. 23 days 
Owned in the following states/provincesIllinois Illinois Illinois 
Estimated miles driven per year12,358/yr --- --- 
Last reported odometer reading123,393 137,571 --- 

Title History

CARFAX guarantees the information in this section

Owner 1 Owner 2 Owner 3
Salvage | Junk | Rebuilt | Fire | Flood | Hail | LemonGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage | Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
Guaranteed
No Problem
GUARANTEED - None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If you find that any of these title problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.View Certificate

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
No indication of an odometer rollback.
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
No Issues Indicated
Accident / Damage
Accident reported on 01/18/2016.
No Issues Reported
Accident Reported
No New Issues Reported
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
No New Recalls Reported
Basic Warranty
Original warranty estimated to have expired.
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired
Warranty
Expired

Detailed History

Owner 1
Purchased:2003
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. miles/year:12,358/yr
Est. length owned: 6/26/03 - 6/7/13 (9 yrs. 11 mo.)
Low mileage! This owner drove less than the industry average of 15,000 miles per year.
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
04/14/2003     NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
04/24/2003   2   Napleton Park Ridge Lincoln
Park Ridge, IL
847-825-0770
parkridgelm.com
Vehicle serviced
05/31/2003     Dealer Inventory
Illinois
Vehicle sold
06/26/2003   15   Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Prospect, IL
Title #T3177651116
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Titled or registered as
personal vehicle
10/08/2003   5,569   Napleton Park Ridge Lincoln
Park Ridge, IL
847-825-0770
parkridgelm.com
Vehicle serviced
05/31/2005   26,405   Napleton Lincoln Mercury Mitsubishi
Park Ridge, IL
847-825-0770
parkridgelincoln.com
Maintenance inspection completed
Tire condition and pressure checked
07/05/2007   54,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Elk Grove Village, IL
Passed emissions inspection
10/23/2008     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Prospect, IL
Registration issued or renewed
07/24/2009   81,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Elk Grove Village, IL
Passed emissions inspection
10/06/2009     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Prospect, IL
Registration issued or renewed
10/18/2010     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Prospect, IL
Registration issued or renewed
10/22/2011   108,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Elk Grove Village, IL
Passed emissions inspection
10/25/2011     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Prospect, IL
Registration issued or renewed
10/16/2012     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Mount Prospect, IL
Registration issued or renewed
06/07/2013   123,380   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
07/07/2013   123,393   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
07/13/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
07/29/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Grove, IL
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 2
Purchased:2013
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. length owned: 7/31/13 - 11/25/16 (3 yrs. 3 mo.)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
07/31/2013     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Grove, IL
Title #X3212690968
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
Vehicle color noted as Silver
04/02/2014     Ford Motor Company Manufacturer Customer Satisfaction Program issued
Program #14N01 EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE ON
LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE

Locate an authorized Ford or Lincoln Mercury dealer or call 866-436-7332 to obtain more information
04/26/2014   126,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Chicago, IL
Failed emissions inspection
05/10/2014     Illinois
Inspection Station
Chicago, IL
Passed emissions inspection
07/31/2014     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Grove, IL
Registration issued or renewed
07/20/2015   129,000   Illinois
Inspection Station
Chicago, IL
Passed emissions inspection
07/20/2015     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Grove, IL
Registration issued or renewed
12/21/2015     Ford Motor Company Manufacturer Safety recall issued
NHTSA #15V861000
Recall #15S39 HEADLIGHTS INOPERATIVE
Status: Remedy Not Yet Available

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

Description: THE LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE (LCM) USES AN INTERNAL RELAY, MOUNTED TO A CIRCUIT BOARD, TO CONTROL POWER TO THE HEADLIGHTS. THE HEADLIGHT RELAY IS SOLDERED TO A CIRCUIT BOARD AT SIX DIFFERENT TERMINALS. THESE SOLDER JOINTS MAY FATIGUE CRACK CAUSED BY REPEATED THERMAL CYCLING AND/OR VIBRATION THAT CAN INTERRUPT POWER TO THE HEADLIGHTS. THE CONDITION COULD BE EXACERBATED BY AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF SOLDER, REDUCING THE ADHESION BETWEEN THE SOLDER AND THE TERMINAL. CRACKED SOLDER JOINTS ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD OF THE LCM MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF HEADLIGHTS WHILE DRIVING. OTHER LIGHTING FUNCTIONS ARE UNAFFECTED BY THIS CONDITION.

LOSS OF HEADLIGHTS WHILE DRIVING COULD POTENTIALLY INCREASE THE RISK OF VEHICLE CRASH AT NIGHT.

Remedy: OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL AND INSTRUCTED TO TAKE THEIR VEHICLE TO A FORD OR LINCOLN DEALER TO REPLACE THE LIGHTING CONTROL MODULE (LCM) FOLLOWING THE PUBLISHED WORKSHOP MANUAL PROCEDURES. THERE WILL BE NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. FORD PROVIDED THE GENERAL REIMBURSEMENT PLAN FOR THE COST OF REMEDIES PAID FOR BY VEHICLE OWNERS PRIOR TO NOTIFICATION OF A SAFETY RECALL IN FEBRUARY 2015. THE ENDING DATE FOR REIMBURSEMENT ELIGIBILITY IS FEBRUARY 29, 2016. FORD WILL FORWARD A COPY OF THE NOTIFICATION LETTERS TO DEALERS TO THE AGENCY WHEN AVAILABLE.

01/18/2016     Illinois
Damage Report
Accident reported
Involving left rear impact
Left rear primarily damaged
Airbags did not deploy
07/25/2016     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
River Grove, IL
Registration issued or renewed
11/25/2016   137,569   Bettenhausen Jeep
Orland Park, IL
708-460-5337
bettenhausenautomotive.com/
ettenhausenautomoti
ve.com/
Vehicle offered for sale
12/09/2016   137,571   Dealer Inventory Vehicle offered for sale
12/12/2016     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Vehicle purchase reported
12/30/2016     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hillside, IL
Registration issued or renewed
 
Owner 3
Purchased:2017
Type:Personal
Where:Illinois
Est. length owned: 1/27/17 - present (23 days)
Date:Mileage:Source:Comments:
01/27/2017     Illinois
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Hillside, IL
Title #170276332300
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Exempt from odometer reporting
Vehicle color noted as Silver
02/19/2017     myCARFAXManufacturer Recommended Maintenance Schedules
  • Get this vehicle's maintenance schedule, service history and recall alerts at myCARFAX.com.
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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 2/19/17 at 6:45:01 AM (EST). New data will result in a change to this report.
Failed Emissions Inspection
The emissions check performed during a vehicle inspection indicated the vehicle was emitting more than allowable emissions standards and/or had missing or modified parts. Repeated failed emissions records can indicate engine problems and CARFAX recommends you have the vehicle inspected.
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.
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.
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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CARFAX Vehicle Highlights
2003 MERCURY MARAUDER
VIN: 2MEHM75V43X689100
Body Style: SEDAN 4 DR
Engine Size: 4.6L V8 FI DOHC
Drivetrain: REAR WHEEL DRIVE
 
Original Manufacturer's Warranty:
Basic Warranty Expired
Please confirm remaining factory warranty and extended warranty options with your dealer!
The original manufacturer's warranty includes:
36 months or 36,000 miles


Information excerpted from the CARFAX Vehicle History Report and/or Safety & Reliability Ratings; see full reports for additional information, glossary of terms, source attributions,disclaimers & limitations. Go to carfax.com for complete Buyback Guarantee terms and conditions.

Ownership History
Number of Owners: 3
Last owned in the following state/province: Illinois
State DMV-reported Title Problems
CARFAX Buyback Guarantee None of these major title problems were reported by a state Department of Motor Vehicles:
Salvage, Junk, Rebuilt, Fire, Flood, Hail, Lemon Guaranteed
No Problem
Not Actual Mileage, Exceeds Mechanical LimitsGuaranteed
No Problem
Accidents and Other Issues
No issues reported to CARFAX on the following:
Total Loss
No Issues Reported
Structural Damage
No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment
No Issues Reported
Odometer Rollback
No Issues Reported
Accident reported on this vehicle. Please see the full CARFAX Vehicle History Report for more details.