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:
57,500 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

Jan 012006

Focus ZX3 2.0L I-4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


The CD player is definitely a piece. It will load the CD but it makes a strange whizzing, whining sound when its trying to play the CD. Other times it will sound normal and say "CD error." Often when you push the eject button, the cd will get stuck and you have to push the cd edge down a little by slightly inserting another cd.

For a while the digital display was not working properly either. Sometimes it would flash the digits. other times the screen would be completely blank.

I dont use the CD player anymore luckily the radio works so i can listen to that or my ipod with it's radio transmitter.

- , Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

May 092007

(reported on)

Focus SVT 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles

When I start my car the cd player has an error and tries to spin

the cd and it makes a lot of noise!! (none of it music!) for the

first 10 to 20 seconds, it's very annoying!!

- , Holly, MI, USA

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