Both of my reference guides show absolutely nothing on the hood release cable. I was able to get you the Original Equipment Manufacturer Part number and price, so you know what you should be paying in case you decide to replace it. If the cable is binding up in the sheath, I would recommend replacing it. It looks to be fairly inexpensive and what save a lot of headaches trying to find and fix the spot where it is binding. Please get back to us and let us know what you decide to do. I have included the part/price list in the diagrams below.
Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 AT 2:19 AM