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Honda S2000 Problems

Find the most common issues based on Honda S2000 owner complaints.

Most Common Honda S2000 Problems

There are known convertible top issues.
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 repai...
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 a...
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0 Known Honda S2000 Brakes Problems

4 Known Honda S2000 Drive Train Problems

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 a...
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.
Certain models may experience intermittent popping out of second gear. Replacing second gear set will repair this issue. The transmission will have to be removed and disassembled for this repair.

0 Known Honda S2000 Electrical & Lights Problems

3 Known Honda S2000 Engine Problems

The camshaft seal, located at the end of the cylinder head, has a reputation for failure on the 2000-2009 Honda S2000. This seal wraps around the camshaft to prevent engine oil from leaking where ...
Smelling burning engine oil is common on the 2000-2009 Honda S2000, and is associated with oil leaking from the valve cover. It is most common to smell the oil burning at a stop light, or just afte...
The 2000-2009 Honda S2000 engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspected...

6 Known Honda S2000 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

A faulty relay can cause the air pump to overheat and set a check engine light. Replacing the relay will fix this issue.
The MAP sensor contacts can shift at high RPM causing a hesitation. Replacing the MAP sensor will repair the problem.
There is an issue when the ignition switch is on for about four or more hours. The powertrain control module (PCM) can misinterpret serial data and cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A sof...

1 Known Honda S2000 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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 repai...

0 Known Honda S2000 Maintenance Problems

2 Known Honda S2000 Miscellaneous Problems

There are known convertible top issues.
On some models the center console can lift in the rear. Trimming the padding underneath the console will repair this problem.

1 Known Honda S2000 Suspension & Steering 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 anticip...

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Known Honda S2000 Problems & Complaints

The 2000-2009 Honda S2000 engine oil pressure sensor is known to leak from normal operation. More information about the oil pressure sensor here. To correct the leak, the sensor must be inspected...
On certain models the PCM misinterprets data from the coolant sensor and causes the Check Engine light (MIL) to illuminate. A software update from Honda will repair this problem.
There is an issue when the ignition switch is on for about four or more hours. The powertrain control module (PCM) can misinterpret serial data and cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A sof...
The air/fuel sensor, located in the exhaust system, may be damaged by moisture in the exhaust resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light. Replacing the damaged air/fuel sensor and updating...
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.
Smelling burning engine oil is common on the 2000-2009 Honda S2000, and is associated with oil leaking from the valve cover. It is most common to smell the oil burning at a stop light, or just afte...
The camshaft seal, located at the end of the cylinder head, has a reputation for failure on the 2000-2009 Honda S2000. This seal wraps around the camshaft to prevent engine oil from leaking where ...
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.
There are known convertible top issues.
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 repai...
On some models the center console can lift in the rear. Trimming the padding underneath the console will repair this problem.
Moisture in the shifter housing can cause difficulty in selecting reverse or fifth gear. Removing cleaning and lubricating the shift lever will 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 anticip...
The MAP sensor contacts can shift at high RPM causing a hesitation. Replacing the MAP sensor will repair the problem.
Certain models may experience intermittent popping out of second gear. Replacing second gear set will repair this issue. The transmission will have to be removed and disassembled for this repair.
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