Third Row Seat Won't Unlatch Due to Loose Latch Cables on Honda Odyssey

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Third row seat latch cables can come loose from the handle and can prevent the seat from unlatching. Reinstalling the cables and retaining them with clips should correct this issue.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 68,976 (30,000–135,000)
11 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
27 people reported this problem
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60-portion of rear 60-40 bench does not open all the way. It will stay hinged shut, but can still be lowered in to floor.
I am searching for a solution, and Honda of Mentor wants to charge almost $400.
Finally got the 3rd rollseat up but can't find how to release for the back of seat to lay back also can't find how to release it to lay back down into floor.
60-side of the rear 60/40 bench will not unlatch. It can be lowered in to the floor, and raised, but can not be opened entirely; nobody can sit in it.
Dealer would like over $250 to replace.
This has not yet been repaired.