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#1230 of 1243 Re: All-weather tires for 2011 Toyota Venza V6 AWD [mikeor1]
Nov 05, 2011 (6:29 am)
i LIVE IN CANADA AND HAVE A 2009 CVvENZA WITH THE THE FACTORY INSTALLED MECHLIN 20 IN ALL WEATHER TIRES.
WORK GREAT IN SNOW FROM NOV TO EARLY APRIL.
HOPE THIS HELPS
#1233 of 1243 Re: STEERING COLUM RATTLE NOISE [liners]
Jan 13, 2012 (12:16 pm)
Please call Toyota to report the steering column rattle/knocking issue. 1 (800) 331-4331. I called and filed a complaint. My 2009 Toyota has 41k miles and they will not replace the steering column because it is out of basic warranty. if enough people complain and file cases Toyota will issue a recal and fix the column for those who got stuck with the issue after the warranty expired. the part is $1300. Please call Toyota and hold them responsible!
#1236 of 1243 Re: STEERING COLUM RATTLE NOISE [liners]
Jan 22, 2012 (4:44 pm)
I too had a left dash rattle that was driving me nuts. The good news its that when I took it to the dealer (30K Miles) they confirmed the noise. They told me they thought it was a loose wiring harness underneath the dash and I would have to sign a waiver acknowledging that if they removed the dashboard to get to the loose wiring harness it would most likely result in "other" rattles in the dash. I went home to think it over and research my delema.
Armed with your advice about T-SB-0005-11 I went back to the dealer and I was amazed they took my advice, contacted Toyota and they authorized the replacement of the steering column. Rattle gone!
#1237 of 1243 Re: STEERING COLUM RATTLE NOISE [shadowlady1997]
Jan 22, 2012 (5:45 pm)
Liners is right that all Venza's have this steering column rattling coming once they cross 20K + miles . I did have the same problem at exact 20K miles and 2.5 yrs of ownership. I was covered under Bumper to bumper warrenty and Toyota did take care of the same. Toyota should send a recall for the same. I love my Venza. I do have some other small issues 1) Rattling noise under the dashboard passenger side got it rectified 2) Winter time the cargo door doesen't open fully ( will take to dealer).
#1238 of 1243 Steering Column Rattle Noise 09 Venza
Aug 05, 2012 (6:28 pm)
My 25,000 + miles Venza is doing this steering column rattle noise and knocking feel too. A local Toyota dealership presented me with a TSB for a Steering Column Rattle Noise, T-SB-0005-11, and I was told that my Venza was one month out of the Toyota 3yr basic warranty. I can either fix it myself or live with the noise. I then brought the Venza to a reputable independent mechanic and he believes that the rattle in the steering column may be resolved with the TSB for the Steering Column Rattle Noise, T-SB-0005-11. The independent mechanic also found that the intermediate steering shaft has slack in the u-joints. He recommends replacing the intermediate shaft first to see if that resolves the issue before replacing the steering column, which is a lot more expensive repair, as Toyota has suggested. If you are experiencing this issue with your Toyota, please report it to Toyota Customer Care: 1-800-331-4331 Toyota Motor Sales USA National Customer Relations 19001 South Western Avenue, Department WC-10, Torrance, California 90501