Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2002 Ford Focus 2.0L SOHC engine has a defect where the intake valve seat fails. The valve then falls into the cylinder, destroying the engine & most owner relationships with Ford in the process.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
160,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. buy a new compressor (2 reports)
2002 Ford Focus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012013

Focus SE 2.0L, Sohc, Vin P

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles


The air conditioning system developed a leak, allowing the freon to leak out with the result being a failed air conditioning system.

- , Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 092013

Focus ZXS 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

For the last 2yrs my car has been throwing pulleys and belts, today the air conditioner compressor went out, turns out all this time my air conditioner compressor has been locking up and breaking belt tensioner 2x and i have been through 3 belts.

- , Mead, OK, USA

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