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.

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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.

3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Focus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 182005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

: the contact stated while driving at highway speed the left rear wheel bearings came loose. The vehicle physically felt as though there was a flat tire. The contact pulled over and parked the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop. The independent repair shop personnel replaced the rear spindle assembly, the left rear wheel bearings, as well as the hub and drum of the suspension. The contact's mechanic called Ford beforehe did work on vehicle. It was a metal to metal sound. This could have easily been deadly. However, contact was in right slow lane an dwas able to pull off the highway.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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