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.

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.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideRollover
2002 Focus 2-DR.*************not tested
2002 Focus 4-DR.****************not tested
2002 Focus 4-DR. Wagon*********not testednot testednot tested
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Good Acceptable Marginal Poor

2002 Ford Focus 4-door sedan

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
G Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
A Left Leg Injury
G Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
A Structure
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Not tested. P Overall
P Structure
Driver
P Head Protection
P Head/Neck Injury
P Torso Injury
M Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
P Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
A Torso Injury
M Pelvis/Legs Injury
TEST NOTES: Without optional side airbags. Get the full IIHS report »
M Overall
G Geometry
M Dynamic
TEST NOTES: All seats. Get the full IIHS report »
Not tested.
 

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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