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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$475.00
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace front brakes (4 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

May 092007

(reported on)

Focus SVT 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,000 miles

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

the front would grind at low speeds sometimes while braking and

stopping. after the first fix, it came back after 20,000 miles

or so. So the problem still exists

- , Holly, MI, USA

problem #4

Jun 012007

(reported on)

Focus ZX5 2.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles

Please do NOT buy a Ford Focus ZX5! I have a 2002. Mechanic's say you have a 50/50 chance of getting a bad one. Guess which I have?! After one year of LIGHT driving, the front rotors and brake pads went out with MUCH grinding. Soon after a rear window motor went out. Then the CD player, and soon after the battery. Next I had to replace 4 dry rotted tires that had plenty of tread left. Next was another rear window which is being held up by wood dowels because the used replacement part is $350. + labor. Yesterday I had to replace the alternator because the battery light kept coming on, but the air bag light is still on. A sensor??? Oh! I almost forgot to mention that the windshield washer reservoir keeps leaking out most of the fluid! If I could afford it, I would bring it to the Ford place and set it on fire in their parking lot!!!

- , Baton Rouge, LA, USA

problem #3

Oct 172007

(reported on)

Focus LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles

I had to have my brakes and rotors replaced and there was only 27,000 miles on the car.

- , Wichita, KS, USA

problem #2

Sep 282007

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

Car not even 3 years old and brakes had to be fixed.

- , Norristown, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 202007

(reported on)

Focus LX

  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Had to replace the front brake pads, was unsafe, will never buy another ford...

- , Bremerton, WA, USA

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