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2004 Honda S2000 Warranty – What’s Covered & What’s Not

PENANG, MALAYSIA - MAY 24, 2017: Honda dealership sign against the sky
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What Your 2004 Honda S2000 Warranty Covers

Every new Honda, including the S2000, comes with a Factory Warranty, also known as a Manufacturer’s Warranty. Automotive warranties can be confusing, so we’ve created this warranty guide to help you determine if your S2000 still has warranty coverage, what type of warranty you have, and what parts the warranty covers. For example, you might have a Factory Warranty or a Dealership Warranty. Does your warranty cover items like tires, paint, or batteries? We’ll help you find out.

Remember, warranty durations are listed in time or mileage, whichever comes first. For instance, a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty expires in three years, or when you hit 36,000 miles in less than three years.

2004 Honda S2000 Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic 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

Please read further for more information about each warranty. If you have additional questions, check out our FAQ section at the bottom of the article.

Factory Warranty

2004 Honda S2000 Basic Warranty

The 2004 Honda S2000 came with a three-year, 36,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty starting on the original date of delivery or leasing. It covered most parts that were defective under normal use. It did not cover emissions control systems, accessories, batteries, or tires. Those components came with separate warranties. Exclusions also applied to damage from everyday wear and tear, cleaning services, and most window glass damage. As of 2022, this warranty is expired.

2004 Honda S2000 Powertrain Warranty

The 2004 Honda S2000 did not come with a separate Powertrain Limited Warranty. Any faulty components not covered under another warranty would require you to cover the full cost of repairs to this system.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The 2004 Honda S2000 came with a five-year unlimited mileage Rust Perforation Limited Warranty that covered any body panels rusted completely through from the inside out. As of 2022, this warranty is expired.  

Air Conditioning Warranty

The 2004 Honda S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the air conditioning system for three years or 36,000 miles. It also covered refrigerant for one year and unlimited mileage. As of 2022, this coverage is no longer valid. 

Paint Warranty

The 2004 Honda S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty did not cover paint. The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty did not cover rust-caused paint damage from road debris, and it did not cover paint matching.

Battery Warranty

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The 2004 Honda S2000 came with a three-year unlimited mileage Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty that covered the original equipment battery if it was defective under normal use. For the first two years, Honda covered the diagnosis, labor, installation, and cost of the replacement battery. If the original equipment battery failed in the last year of the warranty, Honda issued a 50% credit toward the purchase of a replacement battery, and the owner was responsible for the remaining costs. As of 2022, this warranty is expired.

Tire Warranty

The 2004 Honda S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty did not cover tires. The tires that came as original equipment on your S2000 are warranted by their manufacturer in a separate statement provided by the dealership. 

Emissions Warranty

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The 2004 Honda S2000 came with a three-year, 36,000-mile Federal Emissions Warranty that covered emissions system components that were defective under normal use. As of 2022, this warranty is expired.

Owners in states following California’s standards had coverage for three years or 50,000 miles. Under the Clean Air Act, Honda was also required to cover the catalytic converter, engine computer, and onboard diagnostics for eight years or 80,000 miles. This coverage has also expired.

2004 Honda S2000 Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

A Honda Care plan was available for the 2004 Honda S2000 if purchased from an authorized Honda dealer before the New Vehicle Limited Warranty expired. This warranty extension covered most parts, including the engine, air conditioning, and electrical system, for eight years or 120,000 miles. While Honda Care plans are transferrable to subsequent owners, the transfer period for the 2004 Honda S2000 is expired.

2004 Honda S2000 Extended Warranty Available Now

Since the 2004 Honda S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty has expired, you can no longer purchase a Honda Care plan for your vehicle. However, several third-party providers sell extended warranties. 

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2004 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 1/4/2023. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.

  • Zero recalls for the 2004 Honda S2000

2004 Honda S2000 Warranty Brochure/Booklet

For more information about Honda’s warranty programs, you can download a copy of the 2004 Honda S2000 warranty booklet.

2004 Honda S2000 warranty brochure

FAQs

Below are answers to frequently asked questions about the 2004 Honda S2000 warranty:

Does the 2004 Honda S2000 Have a Seat Belt Warranty?

The 2004 Honda S2000 has a Seat Belt Limited Warranty that covers seat belt components that are defective under normal use. The warranty is valid for the useful life of the vehicle. You can contact your local Honda dealership for more information.

Is There a Warranty for 2004 Honda S2000 Accessories?

The 2004 Honda S2000 came with a three-year, 36,000-mile Accessory Limited Warranty that covered accessories installed on the S2000 prior to retail sale. As of 2022, this warranty is expired. If you purchase additional accessories from an authorized dealership, Honda will provide warranty coverage for one year or 12,000 miles.

Will a Replacement Battery for the 2004 Honda S2000 Be Under Warranty?

The 2004 Honda S2000 came with a five-year unlimited mileage Replacement Battery Limited Warranty. For the first two years, Honda would replace a defective replacement battery at no cost, including labor and installation fees. For the remaining three years, Honda issued a prorated credit toward the purchase of a new battery, and the owner covered the remaining costs. As of 2022, this warranty is expired.

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

Your Factory Warranty has expired. So if 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 free app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!

Sources:

2004 Honda Warranty Handbook. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 15 May 2003, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/awl25237.pdf

“2004 Honda Warranty Information.” Honda Newsroom, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., 9 Sept. 2011, https://hondanews.com/en-US/releases/release-9dd39edbcbff2b5024dac2004c34c4a1-2004-honda-warranty-information

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_Vehicles_Coverage_eBrochure.pdf

“2004 Honda S2000 C.” NHTSA, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2004/HONDA/S2000/C#recalls

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