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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
40,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 022004

Focus SE 2.0L Zetec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


I have changed the rear drums,shoes,springs, and anything else i could think to do, but still to this day it squeals every time i touch the brake. In the snow is the worst the rear wheels will lock up and slide everywhere. I have talked to two different mechanics and the best explanation i have got was that ford has a to much fluid going to the rear drum and that the dust is building up in the drum and making it squeal??????????????? I don't know what to do any Help would be great.

- , Goshen, IN, USA

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