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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
166,250 miles
Total Complaints:
2 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 #2

Aug 112013

Focus ZX3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 166,400 miles


This is the second time my passenger side window shattered. The first time my dad fixed the problem by buying a replacement window and installing it. It has been a month since the new window was replaced and it shattered again in a drive-thru. My dad was in the passenger seat when it happened and he cut his hand. This is ridiculous that there is no safety recall for this problem when I keep finding complaint after complaint about this on the internet. When I am done dealing with Ford there will be a safety recall. Get with the program people! What has to happen for there to be a safety recall on this. Does the glass have to blind someone or cause an accident. You people are lucky neither my friend not my dad were seriously injured or I would be hiring a lawyer.

- , Toledo, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 072013

Focus ZX3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 166,100 miles

I was driving my car with my friend who was visiting from out of town. We were going 35 mph on a busy street when I heard a shattering noise and she screamed. I looked over and my passenger side window had completely shattered and my friend was covered in glass. Fortunately we were by a hospital and we drove there quickly to make sure she was ok and did not have any glass embedded in her or cuts. I almost got into a car accident because the window shattering cause me to suddenly look over while driving. The window was half up during this time and there was no evidence of a rock or anything having been thrown at my window. This happened a second time after window was replaced and there will be a second complaint filed. Upon researching this problem on the internet I have discovered that It is a window relay switch apparently. Window would always make a funny clicking sound when I would roll it up.

- , Toledo, OH, USA

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