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:
No data
Average Mileage:
77,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2002 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 032008

Focus SE 2.0L Ztech Doc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


If I leave the keys in the parked car for even a few minutes, the car locks itself. This has happened many, many times and at least 3 times with it running. Once in front of the emergency room entrance at the hospital while I was getting a wheel chair for my husband and my sister closed the door..The car was running. I do not have dates and you do not have enough room for me to report all the times this happened.

- , Clare, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 092008

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

The car is designed to lock the doors when you start driving so I would have to guess it's a malfunction in that process.

- , Neenah, WI, USA

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