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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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2002 Ford Focus electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (44%)

< $100 (31%)

Chart based on 91 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2002 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

70000 mi

US $100
Steering Lock 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

72000 mi Rear power driver's side window failed. Replaced under extended warranty. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

107000 mi

US $600
replace alternator 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

58900 mi

C $350
Alternator was changed 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

119000 mi

US $715
Alternator needed to be replaced. Car died in driveway. 
104000 mi

US $160
Car would die at idle. Battery was hosed, bad enough to jack with the ECM controlling fuel/air at idle. Car now runs fine. Diagnostic fees - more complex issue initially expected - raised repair bill. 
116000 mi

US $180
AC system has developed slow leak. Recharged coolant. 
88000 mi

US $700
Ac system would not hold a charge. Ac condenser was replaced. 
178000 mi

US $350
Replaced Alternator. Had to remove Passenger engine mount to remove and replace. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

137000 mi

US $500
69256 mi

US $300
LR and RF window Regulators replaced - warranty 
73592 mi

US $442
Left License Plate Bulb Replaced. 
89622 mi

US $175
Alternator Replaced - Lifetime Warranty. 
112300 mi

US $15
Replaced antenna with Metra CF-RMF2. OEM antenna rubber base was cracked and deteriorating. 
117250 mi

US $20
LR Tail Light replaced - also replaced the tail light socket - which cured the issue. (Initially, I installed LED bulbs, but the brake lights disable the cruise control and the turn signals hyperflash, so I removed them). 
119950 mi

US $40
Battery replaced 40R-72 - pro-rated. 
120320 mi

US $525
Autozone rear motor mount R&R with Ford part. Just Brakes took the intake off to try to sell me a fuel system service without asking and misrouted the cable. Mount R&R then stretched the cable. AC compressor bearing replaced. 
133536 mi

US $5
The hatch on the sedan is a poor design. Water leaks between the plastic and steel and shorts out the bulbs. I replace the burned out LED's with regular 6418's and added weatherstrip. Also re-installed the HMSL LED's. 
139810 mi

US $150
AutoZone Alternator failed. Part was under warranty. I would have fixed it myself (hard job), but it failed without warning in front of their shop. 
143450 mi Battery corrosion had rusted subframe below battery and was causing rust spots on driveway. Removed battery and spray-painted subframes. Also had to replace battery hold-down bolt and nut due to corrosion. Sanded ground points and added di-electric grease. Was having intermittent voltage problem - turned out to be battery issue. 
144182 mi

US $82
Replaced RR power door lock actuator with Dorman 937-601. (Part actually failed a couple of years ago, but just now got around to fixing it.) 
147000 mi Replaced right headlight bulb. 
155764 mi

US $8
Replaced passenger headlight bulb. 
128000 mi

US $408
Ignition switch locked up. Had to order a whole new one. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

123380 mi

C $423
Alternator failed- no warning light in dash but it checks out o.k. 
195000 mi

US $200
alternator replaced still has problems 
79000 mi

US $50
Blower motor resistor needed replacing. 
69440 mi

C $1100
Failed Alternator Broken Stabilizer bar Brake Pads and Rotors 
117700 mi

US $300
120000 mi

US $100
Power window regulator for the third time 
107000 mi

US $20
Heater fan does not turn on. Replaced the heater blower motor resistor block. 
115000 mi Airbag warning light stays on and the seat belt reminder chimes even with seat belt buckled. 
116000 mi

US $490
shop was not able to program an used airbag module and took several more days to acquire another used one. new airbag module costs $350 each. not successful. 
118000 mi

US $340
Constant seat belt minder chimes and airbag warning light. Replaced airbag monitor module and the seat belt pretensioner. 
168000 mi

US $105
All dashboard warning lights lit while driving. Engine shutdown and cannot be restarted. Replaced battery and it is back to normal. 
76000 mi Window cable had come off of rack and gotten tangled with the window motor. Had to remove apparatus and re-set cable. 
76000 mi

US $12
Replaced a wiper relay that had been bad for a year or so. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

124660 mi

C $50
cruise control refuses to engage 
120000 mi

US $2100
Window motor and operating switch had to be replaced. One brake light replaced. 
121000 mi

US $359
Remote door locks would not work, and trunk would not open manually with key. 
125000 mi

US $200
Air conditioning stopped working, radiator fan resistor was at fault 
137700 mi

US $100
Air conditioning leak - condensor 
178000 mi

US $225
Alternator failed, I replaced it. 
150500 mi

US $50
Passenger side rear power window regulator broke and had to be replaced. 
114700 mi

C $700
Vehicle lost power to electrical systems whilst driving, all dials dropped to 0, lights went out etc. Possible alternator/battery problem. Unable to replicate during testing. Replaced battery and alternator. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

37820 mi

A $800
Replacement of Alternator. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

48000 mi

US $70
When running, a/c leaks water into passenger footwell Horn inoperable. 
50000 mi

US $100
Horn inoperable - blowing fuses. Replaced fuse and both high and low tone horns. 
50000 mi

US $100
Horn Fixed 
51000 mi

US $450
Charging system light illuminated. Alternator Replaced. 
134300 mi

US $85
Passenger door window regulator broke with a loud snap noise. Replaced it, works great. 
46000 mi

US $1100
AC coolant replaced 
125000 mi The last problem I had with the Focus was the air conditioning...it stopped working last summer. I took it to the shop, and they quoted me a repair cost that was over half the value of the car, so I decided not to fix it. I sold it instead :-) 
80600 mi

C $250
Alternator. Second alternator in three years. Part had a life time warrenty. Paid only for labor 
108000 mi

US $500
Alternator. HVAC Blower Motor. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

73000 mi

US $300
new alternator 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi Only have 1 speed for heater fan 4. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

47420 mi

C $230
Fan would only work on high; had gizmo-thingy replaced that now allow fan to run on all four settings. 
50220 mi

C $300
Non-A/C car: for the second time in a few years, the fan speed would only work on the highest setting; same shop repaired it as first incident - works fine on all fan speed settings. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

173000 mi

US $235
My battery light came on and I changed the battery and the next day it came on again and I had to have the alternator changed also. The new aftermarket alternator lasted about an hour and a half before it froze up and had to replace it again 
219700 mi

US $20
Engine stalled and then when restarted engine had no power, read code and I needed to change out my coil pack. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

103000 mi

US $325
AC blowing hot. Don't remember what problem was but it wasn't as bad as the compressor or as simple as the fluid. Motor for driver side window broke. 

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2002 Ford Focus Electrical Problems

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