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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
43,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace spring (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112008

Focus ZX3 4 Cycl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


I had this job done jan 2009; now i have this problem again of losing air on passenger side; putting air in tire all of the time; feels bouncy on rt side; then i put air in and it loses it and the car rattles on that side; it's always the rt side.

- , Racine, WI, USA

problem #1

Apr 082008

Focus ZHS

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles

The strut spring broke as I backed out of the driveway and all the weight of the auto rested on the front tire(new). Once again the throw away car burns me. Sadly the sway bars have been replaced twice, gotta wonder if the crappy sway bars caused damage to the spring. I am slowly removing the ford parts, hoping to have a decent car someday.

And they wonder why people do not buy American cars?

- , Delaware, OH, USA

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