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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,933 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 082004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,800 miles


Fuel delivery module failed, blew egr line and loaded up rear exhaust beyond repair. Car only has 41,000 miles on it. "total care" warranty won't cover all of this.

- Randolph, ME, USA

problem #2

Nov 062002

(reported on)


  • miles
The car leaks under the dashboard on the passenger side upper left corner. The car has been into the dealer four times in three weeks and is currently there now. They have replaced the casing and sealed it twice. Awaiting news on what will be done this time.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 162002


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving and without warning there is water leaking from the dashboard and this is causing a distraction to the consumer's view. Dealer notified.

- Saugus, CA, USA

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