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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
40,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Focus lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 052005

Focus ZX5 2.0L 4 cyl Zetec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


ever since i purchased this car the passenger side head light has pointed way up at the top of the power lines and trees. The car has never been in an accident and you can turn the adjustment all the way as far as it will go but it does not lower the light. every time the car is driven at night all you get is other drivers flashing there lights at you because they think you are on high beam and its really a pain. The other headlight on the drivers side is fine although it did blow shortly after i bought the car. Just another small issue out of the many i have had with this vehicle.

- , Searsport, ME, USA

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