Report: Hood Release Cable May Break at Handle
Honda Civic Problem
Average Mileage: 136,779 mi (15 mi - 248,000 mi)
On some models the hood release cable breaks at the hood release handle.
Visitor, 1996 Honda Civic, 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.
Broken handle on hood release cable. Replaced with dealer part . Cost about $25.00 & 2 hours of my labor.
Visitor, 1997 Honda Civic, 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
Visitor, 1999 Honda Civic, 199,500 mi
HOOD RELEASE CABLE BROKE
Handle broke and I now use a vice grips to open the hood.
Visitor, 1999 Honda Civic, 145,000 mi
Hood release cable broke at the handle located inside the vehicle
Visitor, 2002 Honda Civic, 140,000 mi
Visitor, 1997 Honda Civic, 168,000 mi
Yep mine snapped off when opening the hood while it was about 20 degrees out. Haven't resolved it, I just keep a small pair of vice grips in the door.
Visitor, 1998 Honda Civic
use plyers to open it!
Visitor, 1998 Honda Civic, 138,000 mi
I pulled on the release and it broke. I never got it fixed. I just use pliers to open it now.