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#315 of 638 2005 S2000 suspension problem
Nov 28, 2005 (11:00 pm)
I have a 2,5 month young 3.500 miles driven 2005 S2000. Besides the known 2nd gear problem I was nothing but happy. Since Saturday night I'm happy being still alive.
On my way home on a empty freeway (rare condition in Southern California) my live was challenged without any warning.
A short sharp metallic bang and the S2000 were almost completely out of control at 68mi/h and were spinning several 360s. Finally I ended up in the soft bank in a huge cloud of dust after passing luckily the unforgiving concrete of a bridge.
The good news first: I was able to keep the car more or less on the road and the S2000 seem to be flipping over resistant.
The scary bad news: The right rear upper A-frame was broken off the Hub (the cause). The suspension is after this wild ride heavily damaged - I’m looking at ~ $10.000 repair.
Honda USA reacted insulting and of cause declined any responsibility.
I’m from Germany – use to drive fast but responsible and without accident for over 30 years – live now in California for 8 years (means I know the roads) and with 52 certainly not a silly punk.
At Honda USA, they play the “Blame the customer” game and I’m seeking for help and information. Any similar events out there…?
PS. I checked the freeway on the next day at daylight for unusual road conditions and was unable to blame the incident on CalTrans.
Dec 03, 2005 (1:42 pm)
have a s2000 2003 red with 5000m,best car i ever had(more than 60).i need some info please: would like to buy some headrest speakers but not the one from honda, any suggestions please. and would like to buy a bra,can nt find any. i try the compagny wolf...forget it. and for last, if i want to put an intake does KN make the best ,i m open to your advice.i only drive my car when it s nice,never had any rain except when i wash it.(every day)
very interresting site,you guys know what your talking
p.s i m thinking to put somme red leather on my seats and on the doors,does any body did that on there S
thanks a million
Dec 07, 2005 (3:34 pm)
I have a Honda s2000 which i absolutley love. Unfortunately I now get drenched everytime it rains! This is getting worse; when I pull off, a stream of water falls on me and my passenger from the roof where the seal folds. Any suggestions?
#318 of 638 you talked me out of it
Dec 14, 2005 (3:45 pm)
I just was offered what I consider a "heck" of a deal on an 05 S2K. West Virginia is not the sports car capitol of the world and the dealer really wanted to sell it. I loved the test drive yesterday on a clear crisp day, but the horror stories about the Potenza tires and the snow-plowing spoiler has k-bashed what I was going to be a cure for my middle-aged angst. Is the snow performance really that big a crisis!
#319 of 638 Re: you talked me out of it [godot1066]
Dec 14, 2005 (6:27 pm)
"Is the snow performance really that big a crisis!"
No "crisis" unless you actually want to drive in the snow.
I only attempted to drive my S2000 once a short distance on packed snow and ice. It was enough to convince me to leave it parked whenever there was snow on the streets. And I'm originally from a town that averages 120" per year, so I'm hardly afraid of driving in snow.
Given that you live in West Virginia, and (I assume) get more snow than DC, it seems to me an S2000 is impractical (as any high performance roadster / sports car would be) as a year round sole car. You can spend a fair amount of money on a second set of wheels and snow tires, but that's still not going to make up for the low ground clearance and extremely light back end. Even with snow tires, you really need a back up vehicle to use in more than 3"+ of snow, IMO.
#320 of 638 Re: power window problem [bloobyu]
Dec 18, 2005 (5:52 pm)
I just had the same problem after getting the top replaced due to vandalism. Someone told me to try resetting the window actuators.
Lower window all the way and keep button depressed for about 5 seconds. Then raise window and hold button up for 5 seconds once window is completely raised. Do this a couple of times and see if that works.
Jan 02, 2006 (6:38 pm)
Has anyone had experience transporting their S2000 long distance by truck ???
I'd like to send the car from MN to AZ for the winter (we both need some warm weather). I want to ensure it arrives without any problems.
#322 of 638 Re: Rough shift - grinding [pelequero]
Jan 04, 2006 (5:24 pm)
I heard of a problem with the 1st 2nd and 3rd syncro. try to research but that could be it and it is a factory defect so its fine, but get it taken care of asap before u need a new tranny! good luck.
#323 of 638 Re: honda s2000 [speedman]
Jan 05, 2006 (6:04 pm)
If you still have'nt found and rear speakers go to lsaudioco.com, I have an 02 s2k and I will make a custom mount if u need it still.
#324 of 638 Re: Rear bumper issue in 2005 S2000? [naveen75]
Jan 05, 2006 (6:14 pm)
I have an 02 but on pretty much all of the S2000's I've seen there has always been a gap between the right rear tail light and the bumper. So ur ok!