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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
69,012 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. pcv tube repair (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 192008

Focus ZX5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,012 miles


I really didn't notice the chirping noise until i drove without the radio on. But as i drove and let the car decelerate from the second gear, as it passed 2800 rpms there was a chirp noise. Hole in PCV tube. Not covered under warranty. If you know how to do it yourself fairly easy, will cost around $65 but if you take it to ford they charge you $151 for the tube.

- , Land O Lakes, FL, USA

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