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2002 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (3%)

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Chart based on 287 repairs.

2002 Ford Focus body repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (38%)

Chart based on 71 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2002 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

99200 mi Since there was significant rust damage to the rocker panels - despite rust proofing - I decided to let it go. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

78000 mi

US $30
Glass in driver's side mirror fell out. Replaced side mirror assembly myself for $30. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

34507 mi

US $100
Failure, not a cosmetic issue. (Cost Estimated.) 
48103 mi

US $100
Passenger Door Actuator (non-cosmetic)(Cost Estimated). 
73592 mi

US $442
Hood Release Cable and Hood Rod Bushing (Warranty, non-cosmetic). 
89583 mi

US $75
The top front of the dash developed a spot that reflected into the windshield. Had the dash re-tinted at an upholstery shop. 
92100 mi

US $60
Headlight assemblies replaced. OEM headlights fogged and hazed, bought used headlights from someone who went aftermarket (Cost estimated.) 
137180 mi

US $5
I had put some used headlights on the car at 92K miles. Now the original RH headlight was in better shape than the new one, so I put it back. I repainted the center caps and touched up the wheels. Both were stop-gap fixes. 
145137 mi

US $13
Brake pedal pad had worn down and become slippery. Replaced with F6DZ-2454-AA - $11.18. (Didn't make a huge difference, though). 
150080 mi

US $5
Center Console Armrest cover would not latch close. Added Traxxas 7449 RC car spring with 3 links cut and spray painted black to add pressure to latch. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

53000 mi

US $200
Water leak into passenger footwell in heavy rain a/o car wash. Repaired cabin air filter holder and replaced filter.  

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

35000 mi front plastic trim to windsheild leaking water into passenger foot-well and replaced under warrantee - common issue. 

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2002 Ford Focus Body Problems

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