2002 Honda S2000 Problem Reports

Most Reported 2002 Honda S2000 Problem Reports

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There are known convertible top issues.

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.

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.
The MAP sensor contacts can shift at high RPM causing a hesitation. Replacing the MAP sensor will repair the problem.

A buzzing from the transmission when decelerating from 3,000 to 4,000 RPM can be caused by normal gear backlash noise in the transmission. Honda has an updated clutch disc to help reduce the noise. 

A faulty relay can cause the air pump to overheat and cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Replacing the relay will fix this issue. 
A faulty relay can cause the air pump to overheat and set a check engine light. Replacing the relay will fix this issue.
On some models the center console can lift in the rear. Trimming the padding underneath the console will repair this problem.
A binding gas cap due to a faulty filler neck can cause the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. Replacing the filler neck will address this concern.