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:
140,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Focus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012009

Focus ZX3 2.0L Dohc 4

  • Manual transmission
  • 140,000 miles


Outside air and smells are coming into the car even though the indicator light on the switch is illuminated (the push switch next to the A/C switch).

What exactly does this switch control, where is this part located, how do I gain access to it, and how do I remedy this situation?

The cabin air filter is clean and in place.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

- , Attleboro, MA, USA

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