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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,625 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 clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles


My foot pad on my clutch pedal became slippery due to leaking hydraulic fluid out of my clutch master cylinder on my 2002 Ford Focus ZX3.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #3

Nov 062006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,500 miles
Clutch pedal disintegrated, investigated it and found out that hydraulic fluid is leaking from clutch master cylinder. Dealer said it is not covered by warranty. I think it should not had worn out prematurely when the car have only 32500 miles on it.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #2

Dec 142005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles
My foot pad on my clutch pedal became slippery due to leaking hydraulic fluid out of my clutch master cylinder on my 2002 Ford Focus ZX3. Now I have stains all over my carpeting and shoes. My clutch began not releasing due to this as well and the plate burned up.

- Tulalip, WA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Clutch master cylinder leaks clutch fluid. Fluid runs down stem of clutch pedal, loosening the rubber pedal pad, which proceeds to fall off in certain situations while vehicle is in motion.

- Clinton, UT, USA

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