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:
96,363 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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

accessories - interior problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 232010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,363 miles


I bought the car 2 weeks ago (used) and the door ajar light came on. It randomly came on and then i went to work thinking it was no big deal. When i parked my car it turned off so i turned my engine back on and it was gone. So i left it alone and went to work. When i was done work i tried to turn on my car and it was a no go, the battery died. I got jumped by a co-worker and it was fine, no door ajar light came on and it was good once again. The car has a auto-light on/off switch if a door opens/closes so maybe it thought the door was open again and that's how my battery died? I'm not a car person but i dislike the bad wiring problem as it could lead to worse things.

- , Norfolk, VA, USA

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