Rear Hatch Won't Open Due to Broken Hatch Button on Honda Passport

A broken hatch button can cause the rear hatch not to open when you push the release button. Replacing the button should repair this issue.

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Average mileage: 162,372 (130,000–252,000)
4 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
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problem details
2001 Honda Passport 151,000 mi,
Button odes not release window. Cannot open back at all.
1999 Honda Passport 179,900 mi,
unable to open back window and hatch.
1999 Honda Passport 150,000 mi,
hatch button is broken
1998 Honda Passport 168,000 mi,
Lock button will not release so I can open hatch