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.

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.

4.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,600 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.

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2002 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 112004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,600 miles

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

My 2002 Focus needed front brake pads and rotors at 20K miles. My repair shop says Ford uses a very soft compound on the brakes and rotors causing them to wear quickly. My local Ford service center says I am lucky because he sees this type of repiar needed at 13-14K for the Focus. After calling my local Ford dealership, and Ford directly, I was told that my warranty does not cover "wear items". at about $300 to repair, this is totally unsatisfactory. I'll never buy a Ford again, and I am joining the class action lawsuit at www.focusbrakesclassaction.com

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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