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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.

2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,132 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Focus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Sep 072005

Focus

  • miles

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

Car is stalling and dying when stopped. Will not idle properly. Have replace both spark plugs and plug wires even though only have 36K miles on the car. Only thing diagnostic test show is the fuel is too lean. I am assuming that I will have to replace the fuel filter since Ford will not include the 2002 models even though they are having the same problems as earlier models.

- Maryville, TN, USA

problem #6

Aug 072003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Transmission went out 2 times in 1 year. Driver airbag shifted on its own. Rear passenger door does not unlock/open. Front ball joint cracked. Gas cover/door fell off. The smell of gas inside car at all times. Blinker would not turn off by itself. Key chime goes off when the key is out.

- Burnsville, MN, USA

problem #5

Oct 152003

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
There is a line that went straight into the engine's intake that has been leaking fluid since 2,000 miles and was inspected by deler who told to me that it was nothing. But the engine case should not have a large leak of fluid that soon. Finally now, they have done something on this and replaced the hose, as it was seen once more and knows of all the times reported. I hope this is just not a easy fix or this now hasn't caused any damange to the inside of the engine itself, as the engine has been in the shop for riding rough. They told me last time that the part of the transmission that was fixed would fix this. I think it is due to the oil leak on the top of the engine case since it was new. A new car should never have a oil leak on a engine case.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 152002

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles

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

Fuel pump was replaced twice from January to June sterring wheel and car shake while stopping and driving at 50 mph or above brakes have been checked 3 times finally had replaced and rotors, no change in performance

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #3

Apr 262003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,594 miles
I purchased a 2002 Ford Focus SE. At 10,956 miles I had to replace the front brakes. I was billed $256.06 for this repair. I also had a water leak that occurred on the front passenger side. The leak was fixed. The problem was said to be the pollen filter. The center console was loose, that was also fixed asap. And lastly the fuel economy is far from what Ford claims it to be. Please visit www.fordfocusbrakeproblems.com for more info.

- Long Beach, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 152003

Focus

  • miles
Vehicle smells like gas. Dealer notified.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #1

Jul 242002

Focus

  • miles
Owners manual states that vehicle should get 26 gallons in city and 32 on highway. However, vehicle gets 18 gallons in city. Consumer feels the information is incorrect in owners manual.

- Desota, TX, USA

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