2002 Ford FOCUS Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems & defects.

2002 Ford FOCUS Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems & defects.
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If you are driving a 2002 Ford FOCUS, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems and defects. Total reports: 31.

While Traveling On The Highway Without Prior Warning. The Vehicle Will Stall And Will Not Restart. Please Provide Additional Information. Dealer Is Aware Of The Problem Ts

FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in MIDDLEBURG HGTS, OH. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 18, 2002

While At A Stoplight, My 2002 ford focus Zts Suddenly Experienced An engine Stall. The Check engine, Check Battery And Check Oil Lights Came On Simultaneously. The ford Dealership Noted On The Invoice That They Had Checked The Battery And Charge, And All Was “ok.” However, When I Asked Them Why It Stalled As It Did, I Received A Short Answer That They “couldn’t Find Anything” That Would Lead To That. The Stalling Was Not Noted On The Repair Invoice. I’m Afraid Of This Happening Again, Particularly When Commuting. The focus Has 15,000 Miles On It.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP383X2W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020805. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 2 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CITRUS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (909) 390-0930 . DEALER’S CITY: ONTARIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 91761 .

Feb 17, 2003

The Vehicle Stalled While Driving, Which Forced The Consumer To Pull Over. *tt *scc *jb

Mileage was 9800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP31302R. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in MESQUITE, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020517. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: PRESTIGE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 972 864 3673 . DEALER’S CITY: GARLAND . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75041 .

May 28, 2003

While Driving, The engine Failed. The Dealer Was Notified. *ak *scc *jb

Mileage was 18300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36302W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in GAYLESVILLE, AL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020630. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CARL BLACK FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SUMMERVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 30747 .

June 01, 2003

Consumer Noticed While Accelerating The engine Died. Dealer Was Contacted. Please Provide Further Information. *ph

FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in FRONT ROYAL, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

2002 ford focus Se engine Stalled.*mr Consumer Had The Fuel Pump Replaced Expecting To Remedy The Problem. Once The Consumer Arrived At The Gas Station And Began To Fill The Gas Tank There Was A Puddle Of Oil Underneath The Vehicle, It Was Then Determined The Dealer Installed The Gas Tank Incorrectly Which Caused The Leak. *ts. On The Third Occasion, While Driving, The engine Stalled And Restarted And The Automatic Transaxle/cooling System Light Illuminated On The Dashboard And Then Went Off. *jb

Mileage was 8600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36372W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in CHULA VISTA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030316. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PERRY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: NATIONAL CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

July 28, 2003

Since 7/7/03 My 2002 Zx5 ford focus Has Stalled And Not Restarted Right Away At Least 15 Times. I’ve Had It Towed To The Dealership 5 Times. They Have Had It There For 50 Days Since 7/7/03. Each Time Except This Last One They Claim They Find What Is Wrong With It On The Computer And Do The Repair. It Has All Been Under Warranty. I Work At Night, I’ve Stalled In Front Of On Coming Traffic, I Have Stalled Going 35 Miles An Hour, I Have Stalled On A Blind Corner. I’ve Had To Walk Home Many Of These Times At 3 Or 4 In The Morning And Leave The Car In An Unsafe Position. *jb

Mileage was 8935 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP37322R. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in CONCORD, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020427. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WALNUT CREEK FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (925) 932-2900 . DEALER’S CITY: WALNUT CREEK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94596 .

July 07, 2003

My Car Just Dies When I Am Driving. The Lights In My Dash All Light Up, My Power Steering Goes Out, And My Car Just Turns Off While I Am Driving. This Has Happened At Least 7 Times. I Have Already Taken It In 4 Times To Get It Fixed. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP313X2R. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020330. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CHAMPION FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 713-371-4200 . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Oct 11, 2003

engine Stalled After I Had Driven Two Miles With No Warning. I Had Just Down-shifted Into 2nd Gear As I Was Slowing To Make A Turn And The Car Stalled Across Two Traffic Lanes And Would Not Restart. The Oil Light, Battery Light, And One Other Light Came On (alternator I Think). The Car Was Manually Pushed Out Of Traffic Lanes In Neutral Gear By Two Motorists Who Stopped To Help. They Were Also Unable To Restart The Vehicle. After Approximately 10 Minutes The engine Started. I Had The Car Towed And After 5 Days The Dealership Still Cannot Find Anything Wrong. Apparently The Onboard Computer Did Not Capture The Problem. I Am Extremely Concerned Because The Car Stalled Without Warning At Approximately 25 Miles An Hour. Had I Been On The Interstate As Scheduled (i Was Running Late And Had To Drop My Daughter Off Before Going Home To Pick Up My Laptop) I Would Almost Certainly Have Been Involved In An Accident Because I Had No Time To Maneuver Out Of Traffic After The engine Stalled. It Was 75 Degree Day (monday 11/3/03) So Outside Temperature Could Not Have Been A Factor. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 21470 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP38392W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in NORFOLK, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020822. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 16 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CAVALIER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (866) 424-1111 . DEALER’S CITY: CHESAPEAKE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 23320 .

Nov 03, 2003

I Bought My ford focus Zx5 On October Of 2002. A Month After I Had It I Took It Through The Car Wash And It Stalled. Ever Since Then I Had Have Problems Starting It. I Brought It In And Was Told That There Was Nothing Wrong With The Car. On July 21, 2003 Car Stalled Going Through An Intersection With On-coming Traffic, I Got The Car To Start And I Brought It In To The Dealership And Again They Can’t Find Anything Wrong With The Car. They Referred Me To The Dispute Settlement Board. I Filled Out All The Information And Submitted It. On September 11, 2003 The Board Decided That They Did Not Find A Problem So I Had A ford engineer Come Out. He Finally Came Out In October And Said There Was Nothing Wrong With The Car. I Do Not Feel Safe In This Vehicle. I Tried To Get Rid Of This Vehicle But I Owe $10,000.00 More Than It Is Worth. Please Help. I Don’t Know What Else To Do.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP37312R. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in ROUND LAKE BEACH, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021005. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: LYONS & RYAN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 847-395-3900 . DEALER’S CITY: ANTIOCH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 60002 .

July 21, 2003

At Any Speed engine Check Light Came On , And Then, engine Rumbled And Stalled.vehicle Stalled Ten Times. A Recall Was Issued, But This Vehicle Was Not Included In The Recall Due To Vin. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 30000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in STAMFORD, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 18, 2003

While Driving On Thruway engine Quit, And Car Was On Fire. Courtesy ford Checked Car And Found Piston Went Through Block Causing Oil To Catch Fire Under Car And Melting Fuel Lines. Vehicle Has 60k And Has Been Serviced Regularly. Quoted Over $6000.00 And Was Told Warranty Ended At 36k. This Incident Could Have Been Very Serious. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 60000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in CONSTANTIA, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20020115. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: COURTESY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SYRACUSE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY.

Mar 01, 2004

engine Just Dies With No Warning While On The Highway,after engine Dies I Lose Power Steering, And Wheel Will Not Turn. I Am Able To Restart The Car While Still In Motion. This Is The Third Time This Has Happened.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP31362R. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TEXAS MOTORS FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8179357000 . DEALER’S CITY: FORT WORTH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 76108 .

Apr 05, 2004

I Drive A 2002 ford focus Lx. I Has Appoximatley 56,000 Miles. I Had Brought My Car To The Dealership To Have Body Work Done On The Fender. I Was Told The The Repairs Were Complete, And I Left With My Car. I Was Driving Down The Highway, Going Fifty Five Mph, When The engine Light Came On And The engine Just Stoped. After We Coasted To The Shoulder, We Push-stared The Car And Drove Directly Back To The Dealership, Who Told Me That The Catalytic Converter, And Fuel Injector Lines Were Broken. This Occurs Immediatley After I Had Body Work Done At The Dealership. In Fact, It Was The Same Hour Of The Same Day I Left !! *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 55800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P82W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD. Vehicle was purchased on 20030530. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ENTERPRISE CAR SALES . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 301-306-1850 . DEALER’S CITY: NEW CARROLLTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MD.

Jan 18, 2005

While Driving 65 Mph Vehicle Stalled. A Recall Was Issued, However This Vehicle’s Year Was Not Included. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P82W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in ORANGE PARK, FL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Mar 20, 2005

focus 2002 Started To Run Rough Around 40,000 Miles. Had A Major Tune Up 2 X’s In 6 Months. Changed All The Plugs, Wires, Oil & Fluids, Still Handled Rough Like It Needed To Be Timed. focus‘s Have No Timing Belt. I Took It In & Was Told The Plug Wire Ran Over The Block Was The Causing The Rough Idl, Due To The Cable Melting On The Block. I Replaced The Cable & Again The Idle Was Still Rough, But Now Started To Surge & Miss Also. Driving @ Various Speeds, Conditions & Roads & Still It Would Surge & Miss Fire & Then Drive On. Took It In & Told With No Light Showing & Unless It Could Repeat The Surge/miss Nothing It Could Be Done. Less Than A Month Later The Batter Died On A Trip Out Of Town. Checked The Battery & Full Of Corriosion. Bought A New Battery & Checked The Electrical System Told Nothing Wrong Again. After A Year Of Surging/missing (at Least 1 A Week) The Car Died Again & We Thought It Was The Battery. The Battery Tested & Was Told It Is The Alterator, Bought A New One. We Then Did An Oil Change. We Took It In & Ask Them Agian About The Surging & Miss & Asked If It Could Be Checked When They Did The Oil. Was Advised That It Could Be The Fuel Injectors But With Out The Check engine Or Oil Light On That There Was No Way To Know For Sure. Two Days Later Was Driving On The Freeway & All The Lights On The Dash Light Up, Felt Like There Was No Power When The Gas Pedal Was Pressed, At That Point Exited The Freeway, Almost Got To The Exit & The Whole Car Stalled Out, Walk Home About 4-5 Miles. Back Over To Jumped It, It Started Up With A New Clackety Clack In The Motor, Did Not Drive At All, I Towed It Back To The Mechanics Who Did The Oil & Tested It. I Was Told On Friday 5/27 That They Think It Might Be A Vualve Or A engine Tap. Please Help

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 76640 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P82W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in PHOENIX, AZ. Vehicle was purchased on 20030615. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: EARNHARTS FORD DEALER . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 480-838-6000 . DEALER’S CITY: TEMPE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AZ. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 85283 .

May 27, 2005

The Day Was Very Hot, 90+ Degrees. I Had The Air Conditioning On While Driving And Had To Take My Husband To A Dentist Appointment. I Left The Car Running With The Air Conditioning On For About 10 Minutes, Then Shut The Car Off. After Another 5 Minutes, I Restarted The Car, With Air Conditoning On And Waited For My Husband To Return. The Car Was Running For A Total Of About 25 Mintues While Parked. My Husband Returned And We Proceded To Go Over To The Other Side Of Town To Get Some Dinner. It Was 4:30 Pm At This Time. On Our Way, The Car Started To ‘jerk’ Forward And Backward And I Had No Acceleration At All. I Stepped On The Gas And Absolutely Nothing Happened. I Managed To Get Over To The Side Of The Road When The engine Just Died. I Tried To Start It Several Times To No Avail. We Waited Several Minutes And I Was Able To Restart The Car. We Drove On, With The Air Conditioner On For About 6 More Miles When The Same Thing Happened. I Managed To Get Off The Road, But Not Before The engine Died. My Husband Called A Local ford Dealership And Told Them What Had Happened And We Were Told It Sounded Like The Fuel Pump Might Need Replacing. We Had The Car Towed To A Local ford Dealership, Not The One We Had Called, And Were Told They Would Get To It That Night Yet. They Called Us At 8:30 Pm And Had Not Gotten Around To Doing The Diagnostics As Yet. They Called Back Within 30 Minutes And Told Us That The Fuel Pump Will Probably Need Replacing, But They Will Call Us As Soon As They Knew For Sure. At 11:30 Pm, They Called To Say That The Diagnostics Had Shown Nothing And They Could Not Replicate The Problem. They Had No Idea What The Cause May Have Been And Were Shocked That Such A Thing Could Even Happen To Such A New Car. There Was Nothing They Could Do. We Picked The Car Up This Morning And Are Praying To God That We Can Get Home This Evening Without The Problem Happening Again.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAHP31342R. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in PORTAGE, WI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011229. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HILL FORD .

June 23, 2005

engine Accelerated At A High Speed While Shifting From Forward To Reverse (and Vice Versa). To Overcome The Problem I Maintained Heavy Pressure On The Brake And Tapped The Accelerator. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 20385 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36372W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in SANFORD, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20020923. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph. DEALER’S NAME: COURTESY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 407 3286000 . DEALER’S CITY: SANFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32771 .

Nov 20, 2005

engine Stalls Repeatedly While Driving At All Speeds. Often The Car Will Not Start After Stall. Vehicle Is Still Under Extended Warranty And Has Been Serviced Four Times, None Of Which Have Fixed The Problem. *nm

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34352W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in LONGMONT, CO. Vehicle was purchased on 20030910. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: GARNSEY AND WHEELER FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (800) 783-4592 . DEALER’S CITY: GREELEY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CO.

Dec 24, 2005

At Vehicle Start Up, My Wife Heard A Loud Pop, Followed By engine Sputtering, And Smell Of Gas Fumes. My Wife Took The Kids Out Of The Car And Ran Away For Fear Of Fire. The Following Day, We Had It Towed To The Dealership. The Dealership Told Me A Spark Plug Blew Out Of The engine And Striped The engine Block. I Called ford Motor Corp. They Said They Could Not Help Me With The Repairs, Since My Vehicles Warranty Just Exspired. The Car Only Has 35,000 Mile On It, And Has Had Other Major Electrical Problems At 25,000 Miles. Now I Am Paying For A Car That Doesn’t Even Run, I Guess I Should Have Known Better Than To Buy A ford. ford Has Lost A Customer Forever. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 35000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in LOS ANGELES, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020920. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: SOUTH BAY FORD .

Apr 02, 2006

When Turning On My 2002 ford focus Zx3, It Tends To Have A Very Rough Idle, Sputtering And Stalling. I Have Replaced The Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs, Spark Cables, Pcv Valve And My Ignition Coil. But Even After All Of That My Car Still Sputters, Stalls And Has A Rough Idle….i Don’t Know What To Do, Being A College Student Out Of My Home State Of Michigan. I Have Taken It To Auto Zone And Had It Hooked Up To The Code Reader And The Attendant Said Everything Was Fine… This Is My Last Straw.. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP31352R. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in SAVANNAH, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020808. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: JEROME DUNCAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800.571.1680 . DEALER’S CITY: STERLING HEIGHTS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48313 .

June 25, 2006

2002 ford focus Sedan Manual Transmission With 80,000 Miles. With No Warning The engine Acts As If It Is Going To Stall, Vehicle Hesitates, Jerks And Sputters. This Literally Causes The Vehicle To Jolt Forwards And Backwards And Shakes The Passengers Inside The Vehicle. This Is A Very Scary Event, Especially At 70+ Mph Speed Or When In Traffic. Highly Concerned That The Vehicle Is Going To Simple Shut Off While On Interstate 95 Which Could Be Deadly. The ford Dealer Where The Vehicle Was Purchased And Maintained Has Run A Diagnostic Test That Showed No Abnormalities. The Following Week The Key Would Not Turn And The Vehicle Had To Be Towed With Ignition/steering Repairs. The Vehicle Was Re-examined While Again In The Shop And Driven Again By The Service Team And They Were Unable To Provide A Useful Diagnosis Of The engine Hesitation Problems. We Need A Resolution To This Problem And It Appears That No One Can Appropriately Diagnose The Problem. *jb

FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in RICHMOND, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

July 12, 2006

1. Two Days Before The engine Died I Noticed It Was Having Problems Starting First Thing In The Morning, Like A Sputtering. Then It Would Go Away And The Car Would Drive Fine. The Car Had A Transmission Fluid Leak And So I Continued To Make Sure It Was At The Right Levels. 2. The Day When The engine Died It Had Been Running Normally. I Had Stopped At The Store. When I Got Back In My Car And Turned It On The engine Made A Popping Noise And Then The engine “turned Over” And Started Making A Thwaping Noise, Like Cardboard In Contact With A Fan Blade. After Towing It To A Mechanic (it Wouldn’t Start, It Kept Making Thud-ish Thwaping Noises), Who Had Worked For ford Previously, He Said That The 4th Piston Had Broke And Was Grinding On The Side Of The engine Block (he Had Taken A Look At The Timing Belt – Ok- And Was Testing The Gears That The Timing Belt Attached To. 3 Turned With The Right Torque But The Final One At The Bottom Of The engine Block Didn’t Turn Unless Torque Greater Than What Was Normally Needed Was Applied. When It Turned There Was A Thwap Sound Inside The engine). What Made Me Wonder Is He Said That This Always Happened With This Model On The Single Overhead Cam engines At Around 90 To 120 Thousand Miles. He Said That He Repaired Numerous Similar Incidents With This Type Of engine, Even Guaranteeing That Opening Up The engine Would Show That The 4th Piston (farthest On The Right Facing The Front) Broke. I Hate To Think What Would Have Happened If I Had Gotten On The Freeway And The Piston Had Broke. 3. The Cost To Replace With A New Oem engine Was More Than The Value Of The Car If I Were To Personally Sell It (based On Kelly Blue Book) And So Was The Cost For A Used engine ($1200 Was The Lowest, Compared To The Duel Overhead Cam engines For The focus Which I Found Used For $500. Seems The Demand For That Style engine Is High). I Have Not Repaired It. I Am Considering Selling It To A Scrap Yard. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 117000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33PX2W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in BERKELEY, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030916. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 20, 2008

Continual Oil Leakage From The Lower engine Block Of A 2002 ford focus 5 Door Hatchback. This Results From An engineering Problem, Per My Firestone Service Person. The Right Side Cv Axle Mounting Brackett Is Attached To The Lower Crankcase, And The Axle Torque Has Over The 73,000 Miles We Have Driven The Vehicle Cracked The Lower Crank-case. When There Is Pressure On The engine, The Crack Opens And Oil Leaks. I Have Seen The Crack With My Own Eyes. According To The Technicians, If This Is The Case With This Vehicle Because Of The engineering, There Are Probably Other Instances Of The Same Thing Happening. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP37352R. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20050725. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2002 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2002 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: DALE JARRETT AUTOMOTIVE GROUP .

Apr 07, 2008

I Was Driving To Work. I Live 7 Miles From Work. At A Stop Light My Car Started Shaking Very Bad And The engine Shut Down. It Would Not Start Again.. I Had It Towed To My Brothers House And Started Researching The Symptoms… Everything I Could Find Leads To engine Failure, Caused By A Thrown Rod Or Broken Piston. After Checking The Compression In The Cylinders # 1-3 No Problems About 75 Psi And #4 Was 0. I Believe That The #4 Piston Or Rod Is Broken Or Otherwise Rendered Useless Causing The Complete engine Failure. The Vehicle Has 85500 Miles And Has Been Maintained Per The Owners Manual. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 85282 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P02W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in MOUNTAIN HOME, ID. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 11, 2008

The Car’s Check engine Light Came On And Started Stalling, Had It Checked And Was Told That The Car Was Only Running On 3 Cylinders And Was Recommended To Put An Additive In The engine To Try To Loosen Up Stuck Valves…a Week After That The Car, We Were Driving The Car, Parked It For About An Hour And It Wouldn’t Start. We Finally Got It Started After A Few Minutes And It Sounded Like There Were Rocks In The engine. Had It Towed And Have Not Done Anything With It Because We Cannot Afford To Spend $3000 To Repair It And We Still Owe $5000 On It. We Bought It Used 3 1/2 Years Ago. We Have Found That ford Replaced The Cylinder Heads On These Cars Because Of The Problem But No Recall Was Issued By ford To Prevent Further engine Damage. We Understand That At This Point The Whole engine Would Need To Be Replaced Because Of Damage To The Pistons. The Person Who Checked Our Car Said That He Had Taken The Cylinder Head Cover Off And Found A Broken Spark Plug Which Suggests Extensive engine Damage. *tr

Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33PX2W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in EL CAJON, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 15, 2008

A Screw Was Dislodged From The engine, Ricocheting Through Out The engine Causing Damage Beyond Repair. The engine Ceased Working Without Any Preparation. The engine Needed To Be Replaced Completely. *tr

Mileage was 60996 miles. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 12, 2008

ford focus 2002 Would Not Start The Ignition. *tr

FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in OTTAWA, 00. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 30, 2009

engine Stalls When Starting The Car Cold And When Stopped At A Long Light. Have Taken It To The Dealer Several Times And Was Told That They Cannot Identify Any Problems. Problem Has Been Present For Last 6 Years And Is Getting Progressively Worse. Have Changed Battery And Fuel Filter But Problem Remains. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34362W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 14, 2010

While Driving, The Spark Plugs Eject From The Block. This Is Dangerous And Can Cause An engine Fire. This Problem Has Apparently Been Reported To ford, But They Claim Nothing Can Be Done Until They Receive A Certain Amount Of Complaints. This Is Not Normal Wear And Tear. The Spark Plugs Have Been Replaced Four Times Along With The Coil. This Is Unacceptable And Inconvenient And ford Needs To Remedy This Issue Everyone Is Having With Their Vehicles. *tr

Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP34302W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Jan 23, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2002 ford focus. The Contact Stated That Whenever She Would Downshift Or Brake To A Complete Stop, The Vehicle Would Stall Without Warning. The Fuel Filter, engine Coil Pack And Spark Plugs Were Replaced But To No Avail. The Contact Experienced The Failure At Least Three Times. The Manufacturer Was Contacted And Advised That There Were No Recalls On The Vehicle And Referred The Contact To The Local Dealer. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 113,000.

Mileage was 113000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP383X2W. FORD FOCUS 2002 problem was reported in VERMILION, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 19, 2011

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