Hood Release Cable May Break at Handle on Honda Civic

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

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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
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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.
1999 Honda Civic 199,500 mi,
HOOD RELEASE CABLE BROKE
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
2004 Honda Civic 125,000 mi,
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.
Hood release plastic handle broke off flush with cable end. Replaced it with home made metal tab. No more problem.
Handle broke and I now use a vice grips to open the hood.
1998 Honda Civic 160,000 mi,
use pliers to open hood
Broken handle on hood release cable. Replaced with dealer part . Cost about $25.00 & 2 hours of my labor.
2006 Honda Civic 113,640 mi,
The hood release handle broke off at the tip of the metal prong.
1999 Honda Civic 100,000 mi,
Handle broke off hood latch release
1999 Honda Civic 105,000 mi,
I use a pair of pliers to pop the hood now. Would need to replace whole cable haven't gotten around to doing it.
1999 Honda Civic 100,000 mi,
Need to have the handle replaced on the hood release
1999 Honda Civic 118,456 mi,
bought car used cable handle broken
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
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.
2006 Honda Civic 50,000 mi,
Not fixed. I open trunk and pull wire cable on right that a mechanic found. This pops open the gas cap.
1997 Honda Civic 220,000 mi,
Hood release cable broke at handle