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.


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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
108,542 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2002 Ford Focus accessories - exterior problems

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 012012

Focus SE 2.0L, Sohc, Vin P

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles


Can't unlock or lock the doors with the remote. It's not the battery for the remote causing the problem.

- , Binghamton, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 012008

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,167 miles

The doors are not answering to the remote's commands. I can open only the driver's door with the key, and thenm the rest of the doors from inside. Same when I have to lock the car. The trunk door is popping open all the time - we had to remove the electrical to have it locked by key.

We paid $180 for a diagnostic - the technician said that we have to change the front doors latches... I have some technical knowledge, and a mechanical problem was the least expected.

- , Toronto, ON, Canada

problem #2

Mar 192007

(reported on)

Focus SE 2.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

OK i own a focus se, its not too bad of a car, but as of lately my remote stopped working, and I changed the battery and still nothing, the doors will unlock with the key, and from the inside with the panel controls. I checked fuse #63 that was fine. If anyone knows the name of the part i may need please tell me I hate taking it in to the shop....

- , Big Lake, MN, USA

problem #1

Mar 142007

(reported on)

Focus SE 2.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles

True to its name, FORD (F)ix (O)r (R)epair (D)aily; My 2002 Focus Wagon's door locks and Back Door will not open with the keyless remote. The problem started when activating my rear wiper, the stupid back door would open. The next day none of the lock mechanisms worked inside the car, or the keyless entry. I thought it might be a fuse but could not locate Fuse #63. This fuse is supposed to be on the back of the fuse panel. Is this not a safety issue when the back of your car opens up when you activate the rear wiper??????

- , Gallipolis, OH, USA

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