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Honda S2000 Engine Problems and Repair Histories

Honda S2000 repairs by problem area

Engine (24%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (24%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 50 repairs.

Honda S2000 engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (18%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2007 Honda S2000 2dr Convertible

237-horsepower 2.2L I4 6-speed manual RWD

78000 mi

US $965
Coolant leak,and regular maintenance. 

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2004 Honda S2000

Engine not specified

13000 mi

US $1000
Low compression on number 4 cylinder, head rebuilt and resurfaced. 

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2004 Honda S2000 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.2L I4 6-speed manual RWD

119000 mi

US $600
engine light came on needed valve adjustments and replace a coil pac 
229000 mi

US $600
fuel injector leak 
90000 mi

US $300
Catalytic converter developed a rattle; substrate was coming apart inside. Remove and replace with aftermarket 49-state legal replacement. 
63000 mi Secondary springs on VTEC valve timing system have failed, leading to engine noise. Expensive to repair, so I'm living with the problem. 

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2003 Honda S2000 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

86000 mi

US $80
Replaced old coil packs, not generating enough voltage for proper spark. 
65000 mi

US $150
Noisy Engine: Valve Adjustment Problem Solved 

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2002 Honda S2000 2dr Convertible

240-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual RWD

101000 mi

US $70
Replaced a coilpack that failed and caused a flashing CEL 
110000 mi

US $10
Oil cooler inlet hose burst 
102000 mi

US $600
Worn gasket and leak in VTEC solenoid. For the S2000, gaskets for solenoid are not available separately, so entire solenoid had to be replaced, even though the solenoid was not malfunctioning. 
66000 mi

US $2500
Clutch plate worn out; replace all. 

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Honda S2000 Engine Problems

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