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Honda Civic Hood Release Cable May Break at Handle

Honda Civic Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 142,419 mi (12,000 mi - 248,000 mi)


On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.

  • Visitor, , 128,000 mi

    The plastic part broke off the cable but the cable is intact. I now carry vise grip pliers in the car to open the hood. You will need to push the cable back in for the hood latch to catch.

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  •  Enthusiast

    Broken handle on hood release cable. Replaced with dealer part . Cost about $25.00 & 2 hours of my labor.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    i went to pull the handle to open the hood and it broke now i have to use pliers to pull open the hood

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  • Izaya323, , 205,000 mi

    Handle broke and I now use a vice grips to open the hood.

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  • Visitor, , 199,500 mi


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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    use pliers to open hood

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  • Visitor, , 157,000 mi

    I pulled the cable release handle and it snapped off at the base of the handle.
    After reading that the part costs $25.00, I'll be using pliers from now on.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    Handle broke off inside of car. Deciding whether to pay $100-$125 quoted to have it fixed, do it myself for $25 plus time, or just put some vice grips in the car. I'm guessing I'll end up fixing it myself.

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    hood release handle broke

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Handle broke off. I use pliers now.

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