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2005 Honda S2000 Warranty – Coverage & Exceptions

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What Was Included in Your 2005 Honda S2000 Warranty?

Although warranty coverage has expired for the 2005 Honda S2000 Warranty, it is helpful to know what kind of coverage your vehicle had. Honda’s Factory Warranty, also referred to as a Manufacturer’s Warranty, is the policy describing the repairs and replacements Honda will make due to factory defects and workmanship.

In addition to a New Vehicle Limited Warranty, the 2005 Honda S2000 had policies for the battery, emissions components, and more.

As you look at the types of policies available, you’ll notice warranty durations are listed in terms of time or mileage. For example, a warranty that was good for two years or 24,000 miles expired after two years or when the vehicle reached 24,000 miles.

Even though the 2005 Honda S2000 warranty expired in 2008, it is still possible to get protection for your vehicle.

We will help you figure out which warranties, if any, your vehicle still has, including any possible lifetime warranties. If you have questions about warranty coverage, check out the FAQ section at the bottom of the article.

2005 Honda S2000 Factory Warranty Coverage: 
Basic Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Corrosion Perforation Warranty:5 years with no mileage limit
Air Conditioning Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles
Battery Warranty:3 years with no mileage limit
Emissions Warranty:3 years or 36,000 miles (Federal Emissions)
3 years or 50,000 miles (California Emissions)
8 years or 80,000 miles (Clean Air Act)
Total Unique Recalls 0

Factory Warranty

2005 Honda S2000 Basic Warranty

Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty covered the 2005 Honda S2000 for three years or 36,000 miles. This expired coverage was available for most vehicle components, except for the emissions control systems, accessories, batteries, and tires.

The warranty date began on the date the vehicle was first delivered to the owner or the date on which it was leased. It covered air conditioner refrigerant for the first year, and it covered wheel balancing and alignment for one year or 12,000 miles.

2005 Honda S2000 Powertrain Warranty

The 2005 Honda S2000 did not come with a separate Powertrain Warranty. Honda included the powertrain components as part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which lasted for three years or 36,000 miles before they expired.

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

The Rust Perforation Limited Warranty repaired or replaced rusted body panels for five years, regardless of mileage. This warranty only covered panels rusted through from the inside. Before it expired, only the vehicle’s original owner could use this warranty policy.

Air Conditioning Warranty

hand checking air conditioner system inside the car

Honda did not offer a separate air conditioning policy for the 2005 Honda S2000. However, the air conditioner was covered for three years or 36,000 miles under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty which has since expired.

Paint Warranty

Car detailing - the man holds the microfiber in hand and polishes the car. Selective focus.

Honda did not cover paint under any of its warranty options, nor did it cover paint matching. If the owner noticed any defects, Honda encouraged them to notify a Honda dealer right away.

Battery Warranty

Honda offered an Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty for the 2005 Honda S2000 for three years with no mileage limit. During that time period, Honda covered all the costs of diagnosis, labor, installation, and the cost of the replacement for a defective battery.

Tire Warranty

The Honda S2000 tires were warranted separately from the vehicle by the tire manufacturers. Owners can contact a Honda dealership to get more information about the tire warranty.

Emissions Warranty

The Federal Emissions Warranties covered the 2005 Honda S2000 emissions control system for three years or 36,000 miles. For those in California and the 13 states that adopted the California Emissions Warranties, their emissions components were covered for three years or 50,000 miles.

The Federal Emissions Warranties had two parts. First, the Emissions-related Design and Defects Warranty that covered material and workmanship defects. Second, the Emissions Performance Warranty ensured the vehicle met its EPA-approved emissions tests.

The Federal Emissions Warranties were provided in addition to the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

The emissions systems covered in this warranty included but were not limited to the intake air system, transmission control system, fuel injection system, ignition system, and exhaust system. This warranty has expired.

The warranties did not cover failures or malfunctions that resulted from abuse, accidents, or misuse of the vehicle. Additionally, they did not cover maintenance items like hoses, belts, or spark plugs.

Honda abides by the Clean Air Act, which requires manufacturers to be responsible for emissions components. Honda covers some emissions components, like the engine computer and catalytic converter, for eight years or 80,000 miles.

2005 Honda S2000 Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase

Upon purchasing the 2005 Honda S2000, owners may have received an offer for an extended warranty. An extended warranty covers repairs and replacements beyond the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Honda Care extended coverage for up to eight years or 120,000 miles.

MyGarage can help you determine if you purchased an extended warranty through Honda. You can also call Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238, Monday through Friday 6am – 5pm. A Honda dealership can also offer more information about Honda warranty coverage.

2005 Honda S2000 Extended Warranty Available Now

Even if you purchased the extended vehicle service contract available through Honda Care, it has expired. You may still have the option to purchase a third-party extended warranty. You may be able to customize your warranty to include certain vehicle components that concern you.

If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2005 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 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.

  • No recalls are currently available for this vehicle.

2005 Honda S2000 Warranty Brochure

One of the best ways to access information about your vehicle’s warranty is to read the warranty brochure. You can download the 2005 Honda S2000 manufacturer’s warranty booklet in PDF format which gives you a handy reference anytime you want to know what was and still is covered by the policy.

2005 Honda S2000 Warranty Brochure

FAQs

Does Honda Still Cover the 2005 Honda S2000 Seat Belts?

Honda offers a Seat Belt Limited Warranty that applies for the lifetime of the vehicle. This means that if your seat belt stops functioning normally, Honda will still replace or repair it. However, Honda will not replace seat belts for comfort or cosmetic reasons.

How Long Did the Manufacturer’s Warranty Cover Replacement Parts?

The Replacement Parts Limited Warranty covered all genuine Honda parts installed by a Honda dealer for one year or 12,000 miles. Honda parts not installed by a Honda dealer were covered for one year from the date of purchase.

Did the Factory Warranty Cover 2005 Honda S2000 Replacement Batteries?

Replacement batteries bought from a Honda dealer were covered for a five years. If a replacement battery was defective, a new replacement battery was covered in full for the first two years. Prorated coverage was available for three additional years under the Replacement Battery Limited Warranty.

Does the Factory Warranty Still Cover the Muffler?

Honda offers a Replacement Muffler Lifetime Limited Warranty. The warranty covers the replacement muffler for as long as you own the vehicle.

Conclusion

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.

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Source

Honda (2005). 2005 Honda S2000 Warranty Handbook, https://owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/awl26998.pdf

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