Hood Release Cable May Break at Handle on Honda Civic

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 139,856 (12,000–248,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
243 people reported this problem
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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.
Hood release plastic handle broke off flush with cable end. Replaced it with home made metal tab. No more problem.
i went to pull the handle to open the hood and it broke now i have to use pliers to pull open the hood
Upon trying to open the hood release it broke. We have not resolved this problem. When we want to open the hood we use plyers.
Handle broke and I now use a vice grips to open the hood.
use pliers to open hood
Broken handle on hood release cable. Replaced with dealer part . Cost about $25.00 & 2 hours of my labor.
The hood release handle broke off at the tip of the metal prong.
bought car used cable handle broken
Handle broke off hood latch release
I use a pair of pliers to pop the hood now. Would need to replace whole cable haven't gotten around to doing it.
Need to have the handle replaced on the hood release
Plastic handle to open hood is broken. Pliers necessary to open hood.
tried to open the hood and the handle just snapped off. i havent gotten it fixed yet because i dont have the time, and vice grips seem to work just fine. would like to get it fixed soon thou because im selling my car to buy another honda
Broken. Hood. Cable
Civic EX coupe. Hood latch handle broke off (160,000 miles approx), now I use needle nose pliers to pull the cable to open, because I was quoted a cost of like, $300 to replace it. It's a pain, but it's a free fix.
Hood release plastic part snapped off. Using pliers until resolved.
Not fixed. I open trunk and pull wire cable on right that a mechanic found. This pops open the gas cap.