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
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
86,321 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. have wiper motor replaced (2 reports)
  2. replaced relay switch (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

May 032014

Focus SE 2.1L

  • Manual transmission
  • 135,000 miles


just annoying and wish that someone would do something about it

- , Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 202008

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I have a 2002 Ford Focus SE, and in Nov. 2008 my windshield wipers wouldn't go back to park position if you used the one swipe method, but worked fine if you had it on the constant swiping method. I asked a co-worker as her son (mechanic) about it and he said it's the relay switch (kind of like a fuse and is located with the other fuses). I popped it in and it works great. $12.00 verses an auto store telling me I needed a new motor. That's a difference of $80.00....what a savings! I hope this helps others with this problem.

- , Rochester, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 272007

Focus ZX5 2.0L 4 cyl Zetec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,963 miles

when trying to turn off wipers they do not go down by them self. i would have to turn the wipers onto the delay feature and then when they stop at the bottom of windshield then i would turn off the switch. after all the money i have already spent on this car i just thought i would let it go this way and deal with the hassle. then when i went to get the car inspected it failed due to this. so i had to pay to get it fixed after all. the 2001 focus has a recall for this very problem but the dealer said no recall has been issued for the 2002 so once again i got hosed by ford. will never ever buy another ford in my life.

- , Searsport, ME, USA

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