There are known convertible top issues.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Honda S2000
2002 Honda S2000
2002 Honda S2000 Problems
A problem can occur with a vibrating expansion valve in the AC system which causes a whistling noise from the passengers vent. Replacing the expansion valve with an updated valve from Honda should repair this problem.
The S2000 is set up with aggressive alignment settings and soft tire compounds to enhance handling. These alignment settings and soft tire compounds result in tires wearing out earlier than anticipated. This is a compromise made to have a car with exceptional handling characteristics.
Some S2000's can develop a problem with the transmission popping out of fourth gear. A new updated fourth and fifth gear assembly will repair the problem. The transmission will have to be removed and disassembled for this repair.
The MAP sensor contacts can shift at high RPM causing a hesitation. Replacing the MAP sensor will repair the problem.
2002 Honda S2000 Questions and Answers
Rattle in the engine has been diagnosed as the timing chain tensioner, guides and arm need replacing. What is the cost of this?
also got a P300, 301, and 303 misfire codes, assuming the gas treatment and fresh gas I'm going to try doesn't clear this, what next?? I drive it infrequently, but make sure gas is treat...
2002 Honda S2000 Reviews
Truly an awesome car. its at its simplest form of a convertible sports car. its nimble, quick, reliable and is good looking. Lowered it with 9 inch wide wheels.
This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. The top is easy to use and keeps the weather out which is great, better than some of the older convertibles I have had. The motor is lacking in the torque department but once you hit the 6k RPM mark, everything comes to life. Car handles well, except at the limit, it tends to snap out without warning, but other than that I would buy another one...if they still made them.