Honda S2000 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Honda S2000

Honda S2000 Problems

Convertible tops may have problems

There are known convertible top issues.

AC Expansion Valve May Cause Whistling Sound When AC is Turned On

A problem can occur with a vibrating expansion valve in the AC system and cause a whistling noise from the passengers vent. Replacing the expansion valve with an updated valve from Honda will repair this problem.

Manual transmission may pop out of forth gear
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.

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Honda S2000 Questions

is there any relation between the wheel bearing and the ABS sensor (1 answer)

the wheel bearing was replaced and the ABS warning light was on ever since then

Any recommendations on tires? I go thru a full set every other year! (1 answer)

Been buying Michelin...what else is out there that would be good to help prevent hydro-planing. I live in the desert and tires go quickly.

I posted about a strong gas smell and check engine light... (2 answers)

I did as told and went to AutoZone,the code is P1457. They told me this is evap emmisions control system leak and the first thing to try is a new gas cap. $9.99 cents later and i no longer smell gas...so far! I have a friend who will turn off the check engine light tomorrow. Thanks all of you for...

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Honda S2000 Recalls

Reduced Braking Performance

The braking system uses an assist device called a brake booster. These vehicles use a brake booster that is operated by engine vacuum and in certain cases the booster may not be able to maintain a vacuum when the brake pedal is depressed. This will result in reduced braking assistance, requiring additional force on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle. Dealers will inspect the brake booster and replace it as necessary.

Side Marker Lamp And Side Tail Lamp Reflector Incorrectly Dyed

The side marker lamps and side reflex reflectors in the tail lamp assemblies are dyed the incorrect color. Dealers will replace affected tail lamp assemblies free of charge to resolve the problem.

Seat Belt Retractor Defective

The seat belt retractor can lock up due to deforming and binding. Dealers will replace the seat belt actuator assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

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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.
2008 Honda S2000 CR Rear tires pretty much go every 10,000 miles even when driving calmly the whole time. The exhaust is not loud at all; in fact, under heavy acceleration, the driver notices engine noise more than exhaust note. The 6-speed manual transmission has to be the greatest shifter put in a production car, south of supercar territory. The cupholders are pretty much useless. I just use...
Ours has 18,000 miles. Rear tires will need replacing within the next 5000 miles, or less. On cold days with top down, there is a special heater blower setting to keep the passengers toasty. An excellent car. Cup holders don't hold the cup. It can fall over, literally, when you accelerate. Also, two cups don't fit unless they are very, very slim. Other than that, it cannot be improved. ...

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