All About Your 2009 Honda S2000 Warranty
The 2009 Honda S2000 warranty covered a wide range of repairs for the vehicle, but most of it has long since expired. Still, it’s important to have a grasp of what the warranty used to cover to get a better idea about the types of coverages you could get for your S2000 now with a new extended warranty. Like most warranties, the original warranty for the S2000 had different sections and terms for varying aspects, and the details can get a bit complicated.
When you’re looking at car warranties, you’ll likely see a few terms like factory warranty, basic warranty, bumper-to-bumper warranty, and more all used interchangeably. They actually mean different things, so you’ll need to understand that first before grasping the coverage limits. Additionally, coverage terms are expressed in both years and mileage most of the time, with the expiration happening according to whichever threshold you meet first.
To help you better understand the factory warranty on the S2000, we’ve compiled this handy table with all the essentials.
|2009 Honda S2000 Warranty Coverage:|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|Powertrain Warranty:||5 years or 60,000 miles|
|Corrosion Perforation Warranty:||5 years and unlimited miles|
|Air Conditioning Warranty:||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|Paint Warranty:||3 years or 36,000 miles|
|Battery Warranty:||3 years and unlimited miles|
|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|
2009 Honda S2000 Basic Warranty
The New Vehicle Limited Warranty for the 2009 S2000 lasted for three years or 36,000 miles, and it covered repairs for just about everything that could go wrong in the vehicle due to manufacturing defects. Note that other aspects of the vehicle may have been warranted with additional coverage, while certain parts were warranted entirely separately. This warranty is now expired.
2009 Honda S2000 Powertrain Warranty
With the S2000’s Powertrain Limited Warranty, you had five years or 60,000 miles of coverage for the engine, transmission, and drivetrain. In order to claim this warranty, you would have had to properly maintain the vehicle unless the powertrain problem was not caused by negligence. This warranty is now expired.
Corrosion Perforation Warranty
When it comes to the Rust Perforation Limited Warranty, you had five years of coverage without any limit on mileage. This warranty covered any panel on the vehicle that rusted from the inside out. If you made a claim on this warranty, the limit didn’t get reset for the new panel replacement. You were only ever covered for the remainder of the time left on the initial warranty for any replacement panels.
Air Conditioning Warranty
While there was no specific air conditioning warranty on the 2009 S2000, it was generally covered under the car’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty. The air conditioning refrigerant, on the other hand, was only covered for a year. After that, it was only covered in the event that it needed to be replaced as part of another repair that was still under warranty.
There was no paint warranty for the S2000. Only paint flaws that occurred during the manufacturing of the vehicle or during shipping were covered as part of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty, with paint matching and repairs from accidents specifically omitted from coverage. This coverage lasted for three years or 36,000 miles.
The battery warranty for the 2009 S2000 began on the same date as the New Vehicle Limited Warranty and was covered for three years or unlimited miles under the Original Equipment Battery Limited Warranty. This warranty has expired.
Tires on your 2009 S2000 are warranted separately from the rest of the vehicle. In fact, Honda doesn’t issue warranties for them at all, with your tires instead being covered by the tire manufacturers themselves. You can get in touch with them for the details. A Honda dealer can point the way.
The emissions warranty for the 2009 S2000 depended on where you live. In most states, it lasted for three years or 36,000 miles, but states operating under California rules offered coverage for up to 50,000 miles over the same time period. Some parts like the catalytic converter, onboard diagnostics, and engine computer were additionally covered for eight years or 80,000 miles thanks to the Clean Air Act.
2009 Honda S2000 Warranty Extensions Available Upon Car Purchase
When the 2009 S2000 was first purchased, there was likely an extended warranty option available. While it can vary by dealership, the most common extended warranty offer expanded the New Vehicle Limited Warranty to eight years or 120,000 miles depending on which came first. Even that, however, would be expired by now.
2009 Honda S2000 Extended Warranty Available Now
Considering how many benefits come with warranty coverage, it should be no surprise that many drivers are opting for extended warranties even on older cars. New extended warranties are available for purchase even on a vehicle as old as a 2009 model.
If you’re looking for affordable extended warranty coverage for your 2009 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 the 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.
Last updated on 12/15/2022. See NHTSA.gov for up-to-date information on recalls.
2009 Honda S2000
2009 Honda S2000 Warranty Brochure/Booklet
To learn more about the 2009 S2000’s initial factory warranty, you can go directly to the source. Check out the warranty booklet available for free online.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about the 2009 Honda S2000 warranty:
Is the Warranty Still Active?
For the most part, the 2009 S2000 New Vehicle Limited Warranty has long since expired, but your seat belt coverage may still be valid. Proper functioning of the seat belt is covered under warranty for 15 years or 150,000 miles. Assuming you haven’t met the mileage limit yet, this warranty won’t expire until 2024.
Is an Extended Warranty Worth it?
While the value of an extended warranty is ultimately up to you, there are important facts to consider, such as how much you’re willing to pay out of pocket. The 2009 S2000 was built to last, but every older vehicle is more likely to have problems. When you get an extended warranty, you don’t have to worry about fronting the cost of repairing those problems, as they’re covered by the warranty.
Is the Convertible Top Covered?
Often, convertible tops are the exception when it comes to warranties. Before you agree to any new kind of extended warranty with your convertible S2000, it’s important to check whether or not the convertible top specifically is covered. Of course, commit to best practices regarding convertible top care to prevent serious problems.
Do Warranties for Sports Cars Cost More?
The cost of warranties tends to match the cost of potential repairs. Because repairs are often more costly in luxury cars or sports cars, warranties for those kinds of vehicles tend to cost more as well. Still, they cost a lot less than having to pay for those repairs out of pocket in most cases.
The 2009 S2000’s original factory warranty covered quite a bit, and you can enjoy continuing peace of mind by opting for a new extended warranty that will help keep this car going strong. You just have to find the warranty that fits your needs the best.
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 free app today for automated maintenance alerts based on your make, model, and mileage, easy engine diagnostics, a repair shop finder, and more!
“2009 HONDA S2000 C RWD.” NHTSA, www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2009/HONDA/S2000/C/RWD.
“2009 Honda S2000 Configurations.” U.S. News & World Report Cars, cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/honda/s2000/specs.
Honda Warranty Handbook. owners.honda.com/Documentum/Warranty/Handbooks/AWL38606.pdf.
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