really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
83,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Honda S2000 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Honda S2000 Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 142014

S2000 S2000 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 83,000 miles


Hey ya'll! So recently i bought an 01 s2000 (3/9/14 and the other night (3/15/14) i was out driving with a few buddies out on Highway 9 in the santa cruz area and my steering wheel locked up. At first i felt a slight pulsing when i turned left or right and then magically it went away. I thought it was just a hiccup and when it went away i didn't worry about it. About 4 min later i came out of a right hand turn going 35mph (the speed limit). I attempted to make the turn for the left but the steering wheel would not budge. i was looking through the corner when i attempted to turn and the failure came as such a shock that at first i didn't realize what was going on. when i did i hit the brakes and but by then i was still going 35mph and only about 20 ft from the edge. The drop was at least a 70 degree angle down about 30 ft but i was lucky not to roll. A tree stopped me at the bottom but that ripped apart the left headlight, bumper, left quarter panel, and bent the linkages for the left front tire and pretty much everything around that area.

I have no idea why this would have happened or what could have caused it. The car did not shut off and the EPS light did not come on before or after the incident. I could have died that night because of a mechanical failure on this Honda product. Im just very curious as to why the steering would just lock up as if the car wasn't even on. The key didn't get bumped into the off position so i have already ruled that out. The only thing i can think of is a faulty ignition lock switch which in this case i have heard about this happening in other s2000's so i feel this is Honda's problem because this is a serious issue and should be looked into because I'm sure I'm not the only person who almost lost their life to a faulty product. Im not saying the s2000 is a horrible car I'm just saying that this problem would have killed me and i would hate for Honda not to look into it and have people die as a result

let me just say that this has been the most enjoyable car i have ever driven and i would love to get this car fixed so i can keep driving it.

- Tyler H., Gilroy, CA, US

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