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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
154,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Ford Focus windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 022011

Focus ZX3 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles


Well the window handle broke off on the driver side door. I just moved to Virginia where you have to get a safety inspection and am worried it won't pass. The metal bar from the handle to the regulator just snapped. I'm not sure if I need to get a new regulator or the bar that goes from the handle to the regulator? Also, does the regulator come with the bar that broke, I can still use the handle if so...its fine its just that rod, you'd think ford would have used steel for that part!

- , Alexandria, VA, USA

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