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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
14,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. buy one of the many good 5-speeds running around w/o this defect (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 162003

(reported on)

Focus ZX5

  • 14,500 miles

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

Dealer has no interest in fixing problem, and says that it is a common defect with 4-cyl. Ford 5-speeds. At launch from a stop light, the problem sounds like "pinging" but is actually termed gear roll-over. Sounds like there is a bag of bolts in the trans. case. Unit seems to peform properly, just sounds horrible. I'm defnitely worried about resale as any would-be buyer would hear this and question it... Try out any Toyota, Honda, etc. and you will not experience this annoying defect.

I'm a die-hard Ford guy, but sometimes I really wonder about this brand...

- , Fullerton, CA, USA

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