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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: 139,679 (12,000–248,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
261 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 CABLE BROKE
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.
My 2005 Honda Civic hood release cable doesn't work. I found out when I went for an oil change and they couldn't get the hood open. I have an appt. to get it fixed at a local car repair shop. It seems this is a common problem and I think there should be a recall so the dealer pays for the cost of repairing the problem.
bought car used cable handle broken
Need to have the handle replaced on the hood release
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.
Plastic handle to open hood is broken. Pliers necessary to open hood.
broken handle for the door. and window got stuck
Hood release plastic component (by drivers seat) broke off
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