1st Generation (2000—2003) S2000 Problems

This generations ranks 9th out of 63 Honda generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (42%), steering (28%), and the exterior (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Engine Failure 2 complaints at an average of 61,500 miles in the 2000 Honda S2000.
  2. Steering Locked Up 1 complaints at an average of 83,000 miles in the 2001 Honda S2000.
  3. The Rag Top on My Vehicle Has Tears, Holes & Broken Snap 1 complaints at an average of 51,000 miles in the 2003 Honda S2000.

What S2000 Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2000 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2003 2 0 58 0.48
2002 1 0 76 0.1
2001 1 0 89 0.4
2000 3 3 106 0.73

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