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2003 Honda S2000 Warranty – All Coverage & Extensions

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - May 31, 2021: The logo for Honda Motor Company (TYO: 7267, NYSE: HMC) on a sign at a car dealership.
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All About Your 2003 Honda S2000 Warranty

Every new Honda vehicle, including the 2003 Honda S2000, comes with a Factory Warranty, also known as a Manufacturer Warranty. We realize that automotive warranties can be somewhat confusing, which is why we’ve created this guide to help you determine if you still have coverage for your S2000. We’ll also help you figure out what type of warranty you have and if you have coverage for items like tires, batteries, and paint.

Please note that warranty durations are listed in terms of time and mileage, and they expire based on whichever comes first. For example, a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty expires in three years or when you hit 36,000 miles in less than three years.

2003 Honda S2000 Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:5 years and unlimited miles
Air Conditioning Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty:3 years and unlimited miles
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
3 years or 50,000 miles in some states
8 years or 80,000 miles on some parts
Total Unique Recalls:0

Continue reading for more information about each warranty available for the 2003 S2000. If you have additional questions, check out our FAQ section at the bottom of the page.

Factory Warranty

2003 Honda S2000 Basic Warranty

The 2003 Honda S2000 had a three-year, 36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty starting on the original date of delivery or leasing. This warranty covered most parts that would have been defective under normal use, excluding the emissions control systems, accessories, batteries, and tires. These parts were warrantied in separate statements. Exclusions also applied to damage from everyday wear and tear, cleaning, and most window glass damage. This warranty is expired.

2003 Honda S2000 Powertrain Warranty

The 2003 Honda S2000’s powertrain, which includes the engine, transmission, transaxle, and rear-wheel-drive system, was covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles. As of 2022, this coverage is expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2003 Honda S2000 had a five-year, unlimited mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty that covered any body panels rusted from the inside out. As of 2022, this warranty is expired.

Air Conditioning Warranty

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The 2003 Honda S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the air conditioning system for three years or 36,000 miles. It also covered air conditioner refrigerant for one year and unlimited miles. As of 2022, this coverage is expired.

Paint Warranty

The 2003 Honda S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty did not cover paint. The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty didn’t cover rust caused by paint damage from road debris, and it didn’t cover paint matching or other paint services.

Battery Warranty

The 2003 Honda S2000 had a three-year, unlimited mileage Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty that covered the original battery if it was defective under normal use. For the first two years, Honda covered the diagnosis, labor, installation, and cost of a replacement battery if the original battery was defective. For the remaining year, Honda issued a 50% credit toward the purchase of a replacement battery, and the owner was responsible for additional charges. As of 2022, this warranty is expired.

Tire Warranty

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The 2003 Honda S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty excludes tires. The tires that came as original equipment on your S2000 are warrantied by their manufacturer in a separate statement provided by the dealership.

Emissions Warranty

The 2003 Honda S2000 had a three-year, 36,000-mile Federal Emissions Warranty that covered emissions control systems that were defective under normal use. In California and certain other states, the California Emissions Warranty was valid for three years or 50,000 miles.

Additionally, under the Clean Air Act, Honda was required to cover the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. As of 2022, all emissions system coverage for the 2003 Honda S2000 is expired.

2003 Honda S2000 Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

A Honda Care plan was available for the 2003 Honda S2000 if purchased from an authorized dealership before the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired. This warranty extension covered such items as the engine, air conditioning, and electrical systems for up to eight years or 120,000 miles. While Honda Care plans are transferrable to subsequent owners, the transfer period for the 2003 S2000 is expired.

2003 Honda S2000 Extended Warranty Available Now

Since the 2003 Honda S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty is expired, you can no longer purchase a Honda Care plan for your S2000. However, third-party providers offer warranty extensions.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2003 Honda S2000, check out the FIXD Vehicle Protection Plan. We’ve partnered with CARCHEX, the industry leader in extended warranties, to cover everything from the engine and other powertrain parts to air conditioning and electrical systems, all for one low monthly fee. There are five levels of coverage available to suit all needs and budgets. Call now for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

Recalls

Last updated on 1/4/2023. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

As of the writing of this article, there have been zero recalls for the 2003 Honda S2000 C. However, there have been 34 complaints.

2003 Honda S2000 Warranty Brochure/Booklet

Having access to your 2003 Honda S2000 warranty brochure makes it easy to find any information you need about Honda’s warranty programs. You can download a copy of the 2003 Honda S2000 warranty in PDF form so that you can refer to it at any time.

2003 Honda S2000 Warranty Brochure

FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions about the 2003 Honda S2000 warranty:

Does the 2003 Honda S2000 Have a Seat Belt Warranty?

The 2003 Honda S2000 has a Seat Belt Limited Warranty that’s valid for the useful life of the vehicle. This warranty covers seat belt components that are defective under normal use and excludes cosmetic repairs or defects caused by abuse or alteration.

Are 2003 Honda S2000 Accessories Under Warranty?

The 2003 Honda S2000 had a three-year, 36,000-mile Accessory Limited Warranty that covered accessories purchased from an authorized dealership. As of 2022, this warranty is expired. If you purchase additional accessories for your S2000, Honda will cover them for one year or 12,000 miles.

Is There a Warranty for 2003 Honda S2000 Replacement Batteries?

The 2003 Honda S2000 had a five-year, unlimited mileage Replacement Battery Limited Warranty that covered replacement batteries purchased from an authorized Honda dealer. For the first two years, Honda covered the total costs of replacing a defective battery. For the remaining three years, Honda issued a prorated credit toward the purchase of a new battery. As of 2022, this warranty is expired.

We hope this guide has answered any questions you might have about your 2003 Honda S2000 warranty. For more information about your S2000, check out our car insurance and vehicle maintenance resources.

If your factory warranty has expired and you’re looking to reduce out-of-pocket expenses, be sure to check out the FIXD+CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plan. And remember, the best way to ensure warranty coverage (and prevent costly repairs in the first place) is to follow your manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule. Get the FIXD Sensor and app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, repair shop finder, and more!

Sources:

2003 Honda Warranties. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 4 June 2002, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/Y0645.pdf.

Care That Makes a Difference. American Honda Finance Corporation, 19 Feb. 2021, https://honda.americanhondafinance.com/resource/1639448944000/AHFC_Protection_Products_Brochures_First/2021_Honda_Care_Honda

“2003 Honda S2000 C.” NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2003/HONDA/S2000/C#recalls.  

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