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:
No data
Average Mileage:
55,122 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. reposition brake pedal inhibit relay (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 052007

(reported on)

Focus SE Sport Wagon 2.0L ZETEC

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,244 miles


When trying to setup and enable cruise control, nothing happened like if the feature was completely disabled. The inhibit relay that disable cruise control when pushing the brake pedal was incorrectly placed and was in fact inhibiting cruise control...

- , Someplace, Quebec, Canada

problem #1

Jan 152005

(reported on)


  • 45,000 miles

The cruise control has never worked on my car that I purchased after the warranty had ran out. I have checked the fuses and all conections but can't find anything wrong. If anyone else can help me out it would be appreciated.

- , Ellinwood, KS, USA

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