Rear trailing arm breaks in two on Ford Focus SVT

Average mileage: 150,000 (150,000–150,000)
1 model year affected: 2002
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2002 Ford Focus SVT 150,000 mi,
Rear trailing arm Sheared in half.
The 2002 Focus SVT used unreinforced rear trailing arms; this was changed for the 2003 model year. The trailing arms on the 2002 can break where the anti-roll bar is attached. Results are catastrophic.