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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace cigarette lighter socket (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 052006

Focus ZX5 2.0L 4 cyl Zetec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


could not use cigarette lighter socket for cell phone because it did not work. replaced only the socket because this was $40.00 alone. they wanted another $9.00 for the heating element and then another $50.00 for the lighted plastic ring that goes around it. This would not even be worth complaining about if it was an isolated problem with the vehicle but have had many problems with this car and found this website today and decided to list them all. if you look through the complaints on this site you will find more of mine on here. my suggestion to anyone thinking of buying a ford is run, run away.

- , Searsport, ME, USA

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