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
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,187 miles

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2002 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Apr 262003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,594 miles


I purchased a 2002 Ford Focus SE. At 10,956 miles I had to replace the front brakes. I was billed $256.06 for this repair. I also had a water leak that occurred on the front passenger side. The leak was fixed. The problem was said to be the pollen filter. The center console was loose, that was also fixed asap. And lastly the fuel economy is far from what Ford claims it to be. Please visit for more info.

- Long Beach, NY, USA

problem #1

Oct 232002


  • miles
Consumer states that when trying to apply the brakes they can hear a loud noise and the brake pedal will go to the floor causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. Dealer has repair vehicle on several occasions. Dealer notified

- El Paso, TX, USA

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