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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
57,631 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace top radiator hose (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 052007

Focus ZX5 2.0L 4 cyl Zetec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 57,631 miles


driving down road one day and steam starts coming out from under hood of car. was close to home and managed to make it there without overheating car. found that the top radiator hose is run so close to the bottom of the battery box that when car is running it vibrates and rubs on the battery box and it chaffes a hole in the radiator hose. seems like a bad design but no recall on it. I had the hose replaced and had a piece of foam padding that is fire proof adhered to the bottom of the battery box to prevent future chaffing.

- , Searsport, ME, USA

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