Honda has announced a recall that affects two of our favorite, dearly departed cars from the brand's portfolio: the S2000 roadster and Acura RSX coupe. A total of 5,239 S2000 models from the 2006 and 2007 model years are affected by this problem, as are 13,113 2006 Acura RSX models.

"A production error may have allowed brake booster components to be produced outside of the original specifications, potentially causing decreased brake assistance over time, which could increase the risk of a crash," American Honda said in a press release. Thus, dealerships will inspect and, if necessary, replace the brake booster setups in these vehicles, free of charge.

No crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this brake problem. Honda says the problem was discovered during warranty claim analysis.

The recall will officially kick of in July, and owners will be notified by mail of this problem. Scroll down to read Honda's official statement.
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Statement by American Honda Regarding Brake Booster Recall: 2006-2007 Honda S2000 and 2006 Acura RSX

06/12/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif.

- 18,352 total Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled in the United States

- No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue

- Customer notification will begin in mid-July

American Honda will voluntarily recall 5,239 Honda S2000 vehicles from the 2006-2007 model years and 13,113 Acura RSX vehicles from the 2006 model year in the U.S. to inspect and, if needed, replace the brake booster in these vehicles. A production error may have allowed brake booster components to be produced outside of the original specifications, potentially causing decreased brake assistance over time, which could increase the risk of a crash. No crashes or injuries have been reported related to this issue, which was discovered through warranty claim analysis.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage owners of all affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from American Honda. Mailed notification will be sent to customers in mid-July 2013. In addition to contacting customers by mail, at that time, owners of vehicles from the affected model years will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by visiting www.recalls.honda.com and www.recalls.acura.com or by calling (800) 999-1009 for Honda owners or (800) 382-2238 for Acura owners, and selecting option 4.


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      bonehead
      • 1 Year Ago
      The S2000 is such a beautiful drivers car. IT has one of the best interiors for driving enthusiasts. In fact Armorall still uses an s2000 interior image on their products, 13 years after that interior was originally designed. wow! I just wish we had a modern replacement that took everything that was great about the s2000 and turned it up. (IE dont make it modern by making it like a G37 or a 335. Keep it close to a motorcycle with 4 wheels)
      scotteza
      • 1 Year Ago
      I drive an S2000 and I love, love, love it!
      S
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow and I was led to believe that Japanese products were infalliable like Barack Hussein Obama!
        me
        • 1 Year Ago
        @S
        Did you read the amount of cars in the recall? It's a very small number considering how many was sold....so I'd say pretty damn close to infallible
      Indubitably
      • 1 Year Ago
      13 years later and the s2000 STILL looks fresh. Same thing goes for the RSX-S. I'm definitely never giving mine up.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Indubitably
        Please take off the Honda blinders. This thing was bland and boring when it came out. Why do you think its gone?
          Andrew B
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          That and it was hard justifying 55k+ (in CAD) for an S2000, when you could get a lot of other great roadsters too. I remember the S2000 in Canada being what, 48k base?
      q3a7vodk4
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have to take a moment to say. The S2000 is one of the BEST cars EVER made. Look at the resale value. You could have bought one for 30k 10 years ago and sell it for $20k.
      Sinyc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda/Acura using a recall to remind us they used to be relevant...shame. I now return you to your Hondai / Hyunda of present day.
      Christopher Meyer
      • 1 Year Ago
      I feel like the real production error is the fact that neither of these cars are produced now. It's a shame Honda doesn't really try to make fun, sporty yet affordable cars anymore.
      jebibudala
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had no idea the S2000 had turbocharged brakes.
      S
      • 1 Year Ago
      Really though all it is missing is a red H, that\'ll make it a sport model.
      Beancounter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I still remember how awesome that car would sound when the higher profile cam kicked in around 6700 rpm.
      Beancounter
      • 1 Year Ago
      I miss my type-s. ;-(
      normc32
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda lied, drivers died: http://forum.miata.net/vb/printthread.php?t=306906
        Carlos
        • 1 Year Ago
        @normc32
        Honda don't lied. What caused that accident was a rear tire rotor, see CSR analysis: http://forum.miata.net/vb/archive/index.php/t-306906.html
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