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:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,000 miles


Always keep my car checked regularly, changed my brakes in March, but my ABS just went down; even if it is a different part, I am wondering if it is normal to have to change the ABS so soon, my car has only 46000 miles.

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 052003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
While driving applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor and there were no brakes. As result, consumer's vehicle collided with a guard rail. Dealer could not duplicate or correct the problem.

- Grand Terrace, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 252002


  • miles
Water pump went out and loosened which caused fan to hit it continuously. Noise in brake pedal, reported 3 times, dealer has no idea what it is. It has gotten louder. They hear it but don't know what it

- Allyn, WA, USA

problem #2

Jun 292002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes at 40-55 mph there is a loud grinding sound and pedal feels spongy. Dealer refuses to do anything about it. Please provide additional information.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 122002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes grind when consumer is applying brakes. Following day consumer could not stop when trying to park, vehicle ran into a house. *akconsumer suffered bruises to the chest and back problems. Consumers mother suffered a concussion and the children had bumps and bruises.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

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