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:
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Ford Focus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Ford Focus:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 252007

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


I was having a smell and hot air coming from the ac unit. Went and had it serviced to fix the problem. 386 dollars later and to my dismay thrash was getting into the ac unit. vents and ducts. I bought this 2002 ford focus as a late model used car. One option listed was a cabin air filter. I went to several auto parts stores to find one and the filters were all too big, I even went to the ford dealer to get one and all they could get was the tray that one would fit in but no filter. Come to find out they never made the filter, thus all the time I was sucking in dirt and leaves every time i ran the ac or defrost cycle. Call Ford and told them of the situation and they did not know what they should do. I suggested that they make the part and have a national recall. smirk i heard on their end. problem never resolved. I went to walmart and bought a home ac filter and cut it to fit and had changed many times until I traded the car in.

- , Rockvale, TN, USA

Not what you are looking for?