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CarComplaints.com 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.

2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Focus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 022015

Focus

  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My 89 year old mother bought a 2002 Ford Focus from laurel auto in boswell and when she went to get it inspected was told the frame (unibody) is rusted so badly that it cannot be repaired. There are holes all through it. She paid $5,000 and has only had the car 1 year. Was there a recall on 2002 Ford Focus frames? the garage states they have never seen a frame in such bad shap.

- Davidsville, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 262015

Focus

  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while replenishing the windshield washer fluid, the hood lid close without warning. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the nut bushing deteriorated and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate vehicle failure mileage was 200,000. The VIN number was unavailable.

- Alvert Lea, MN, USA

problem #4

Jun 132009

Focus

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rocker panel on the driver side of the vehicle was rusted. An authorized dealer was notified and the contact was informed that they would not repair the vehicle because parts were unavailable. The dealer also stated that the failure was a manufacturers defect which had since been corrected. The vehicle was then taken to an independent repair shop where the contact was again informed that parts were unavailable. The repair shop also stated that junk yards were not using parts from older vehicles because the part was known to have rusting issues. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 58,000.

- Homer City, PA, USA

problem #3

Jul 262004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Water leakes.

- Stratton, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 102003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
I have a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. The front foot wells fill up with water in rainy conditions.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 292002

Focus

  • miles
Water intrusion noticed on passenger side of dashboard. Approximately 1" of water collected in bottom left corner of footwell.

- Uncasville, CT, USA

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