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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,000 miles

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2001 Honda S2000 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Honda S2000 Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 302006

S2000 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


I was driving my 2001 Honda S2000 to work like any other normal day. I got on the on ramp to the freeway and at the end of the ramp I was up to highway speeds and suddenly the car began to spin I tried to counter steer into the slide to no avail. The car spun around violently crossing three lanes of traffic and ended up with the passenger side against the center divide. I got out to see what happened and several witnesses stopped to see if I was ok from there descriptions I gathered that the front driver side wheel had buckled under the car causing it to pivot on that wheel that was now parallel to the ground and still partially attached to the car upon further inspection I found the upper a arm had broken and the wheel rolled on its side under the car the A-arm had signs of fresh breakage but also showed rust on the surface of the break as if it had been cracked for some time and finally broke all the way through. The car was totaled but I took pictures I can send if you are interested everything else seemed to work fine the airbag deployed and my seat belt held I was un injured but lost my car. It seemed to be a defective casting or week part that caused my accident. It could kill other people and should be looked at.

- Modesto , CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 042010


  • 123,000 miles
I own a 2001 Honda S2000. Last winter the power steering periodically failed when I started the car in cold weather, in the 30 degree or colder range. It did not work properly until the car warmed up. Before it warmed up, the car had no power steering and was very difficult to steer. After it warmed up, the steering was much better, but still felt like it was "pulsing" when I turned the steering wheel hard right or hard left. The same thing occurred this past January when we had very cold weather here in Florida. I took it to the dealer with this complaint and was told by the service rep that he had the same problem in his car, also a Honda. He told me the problem was the electric assist which would not work properly in cold weather until the car warmed up. He offered no fix for the problem.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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