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:
No data
Average Mileage:
46,962 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. fixture needs to be replaced due to rust (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 032007

Focus Wagon SE 2L 4 cyler

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,923 miles


My wipers stopped working the other day. Last summer I had the wiper motor replaced at a Ford dealership for ($400.+) . Today, I'm told it's the "wiper- linkage" that needs replacing. Parts cost about $180. + labor.. The mechanic at my garage tells me that he hasn't seen much of this problem on other 2002's. I'm pissed because I have been very careful with the wipers since the motor died in 2008.

It's all adding up!

This is my last Ford Product unless someone gives me one for free!

- , Lachine, QC, Canada

problem #1

Jun 282006

(reported on)

Focus SE 2.0 DOHC

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

changed the 2 license plate lights 3 months ago, and 1 light is already not working and is all green. will have to change again. also water leaking into the latch. Ever heard of this before?

- , Saint-Alexandre D'Iberville, Quebec, Canada

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