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:
133,694 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

Jul 012011

Focus SE 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 145,299 miles


Bought the car last year told the place where I bought it something was wrong and they kept telling me no it's the driver. Today I went to give it gas & it jerked and the transmission light came on.

- , Warren, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 052009

Focus LX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,089 miles

the security light in the dash by the hazard signal went out the the transmission light came on

- , Sorrento, LA, USA

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