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.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
108,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Focus wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 092009

Focus LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles


I financed a 2002 ford focus. The tire area was making a noise when I test drove it & the salesman told me that it would go away(and it did for the moment) he also told me there was nothing wrong with the car & they would not sell me a car that was gonna break down because if I stop paying my car note they wont get paid for the car...basically trying to reassure me that everything was fine and told me they placed one of the car's parts (can't remember what it was). The noise coming from the tire area made me a little iffy about buying the car so the salesman took it for a spin around the dealership testing the brakes and said that the brakes were fine. I should haved went with my first thought and walked away.

- , Cleveland, OH, USA

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