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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,143 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Ford Focus wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 022005


  • miles


2002 Ford Focus ZX5- one of the center caps on the 16" wheels fell off while driving the vehicle. The caps are defective since the tabs that hold it onto the wheel seem to just break off (cheap). The cap covers the lug nuts.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 262005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,429 miles
I purchased my 2002 Ford Focus in January of 2005. I love my car, have found out about of things that could go wrong later. Right now I am having trouble with my front wheels. I have put six used tires on the front since I purchased the Focus. In November I had two brand new tires put on plus in may I have had a wheel alignment done. The car still shakes very bad. Found out I need my wheel hub bearing replace, plus I found out there may be a recall on the rear bearing which I have not received anything. I should not have to pay for these things to be done.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

May 172004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The cap which presses on over the lug nut on the wheel was just pressed on, and came off easily. Consumer stated there 3 caps were lost while driving the vehicle.

- Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA

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