2002 Ford Focus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Ford Focus
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2002 Ford Focus ProblemsWarped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel Shimmy
In areas of high corrosion rear wheel bearings tend to fail. Ford agreed to replace these failed bearings at no cost. This program was to expire on December 31, 2002. Our technicians tell us it is unlikely Ford will replace any more of these failed bearings free of charge.
2002 Ford Focus QuestionsThe key will not turn, the steering wheel is locked. What is the problem? (1 answer)
The car has been running fine. went to start the car and the key will not turn, the steering wheel is LOCKED and won't unlock.
2002 Ford Focus RecallsFord Recalls 2000-2005 Focus Vehicles Due to Rear Door Latch Issues
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2005 Focus vehicles in states that use road salt because corrosion may build up at the pawl pivot area of the rear door latch. This may prevent the door from latching properly. If this occurs, an occupant could fall out of the vehicle. Dealers will install a lower rocker seal to the door to prevent corrosive material from entering and will evaluate the rear door latches, which will either be lubricated or replaced.
Ford has recalled 2002 Focus vehicles with manual transmissions because the throttle body may stick during wide open acceleration. The speed control cable may hang up on the throttle body bracket and not allow the throttle to release. This may make it difficult to stop the vehicle. Dealers will replace the throttle body assembly.