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#51 of 70 2010 Toyota Venza 4cyl Fwd Transmission Issues
Mar 31, 2011 (5:16 pm)
Hi, my 2010 Toyota Venza has just 11,000 km on it. I've recently started feeling the transmission slip on the change from 1st into 2nd. Since I drive pretty conservatively to maximize fuel effeciency it cannot be attributed to driver abuse etc. i am really worried about this. I've driven older cars with transmission issues which is probably why i noticed it immediately a day or two ago and have since confirmed it several times again. This is a brand new vehicle, i'm really worried and dissappointed as its not what I expect from Toyota. I love my Venza. what should i do? Obviously i'm taking it to the dealer asap, however, I am skeptical about that entire excersize after reading some other owners experiences with dealers over various issues. Can anyone confirm similar issues and/or suggest what my next steps should be?
#52 of 70 Re: 2010 Toyota Venza 4cyl Fwd Transmission Issues [mailfor]
Apr 01, 2011 (6:33 am)
I have a 2009 V6 AWD Venza and just had to have the transmission replaced at just 16,000 km. The engine check light and AWD lights came on and it seemed to slip out of 3rd and 5th periodically.
My dealer told me that when they called Toyota they were told that this was a known problem caused by some inferior parts used in the transaxle (from an ouside supplier) and it would need to be replaced. No issues getting this done but makes you wonder that if was a `known issue`, how many other people have had this problem.
Aug 10, 2011 (5:21 pm)
I have a 09 Venza Glass top. V6 at about 20.000 miles a noise from the tranny started, it sounds like a nasal wine in reverse and first gear. It got louder so I took it to Toyota of Orange, in CA, they said nothing was wrong, I took it back a second time, same story, third time back I insisted they look at it while I was there, they kept it for two days, called me said it was done. The service writer told me they flashed the computer and the sound has gone.
With in a day it was back, I am going to try one more time, then I will look into having Toyota buy it back.
I rented one in Sedona, and in Vegas, both V6 auto, no noise, the guy up the street from me has one he has no noise.
I am asking for advice please.
#54 of 70 Re: 2010 Toyota Venza 4cyl Fwd Transmission Issues [gowron67]
Aug 11, 2011 (7:16 am)
The type of coupling used in the Venza was totally new to Toyota with the introduction of the Venza. Ford had been using, Escape, Mariner, this technique, but not without an inordinate level of PTO and transaxle failures due to overuse, overuse by Ford design, of the F/awd technique on perfectly dry, HIGHLY tractive, surfaces.
I have no doubt that a firmware revision, lessening the level of coupling to the front, will soon be forthcoming for your Venza. Were I to ever own a F/awd with a coupling of this type I would use a switch to open the rear drive control circuit except in known times of need.
Porsche now uses the same coupling technique in the 911/997 & Cayenne, R/awd in that case though.
#55 of 70 Re: Tranny Noise [pubertadams]
Aug 11, 2011 (7:19 am)
If it's F/awd then disconnect the rear drive circuit, if the noise goes away...
Aug 22, 2011 (10:26 am)
Does the 2011 Venza 6 cyl have a transmission dipstick and tranny drain plug? I was told that the 2011 camry 4 cy has no dipstick and the salesmen said there was no drain plug.
#57 of 70 engine light,awd light and traction control ON
Sep 19, 2011 (2:19 pm)
Hi I'm new and my English isn't good but anyway.I have Venza 2009 3.5cc AWD 29 000miles, last few mounths I have a problem whit my car,when I drive I feel tne car loose power like misfire or vacum problem on trafik light RPM play (900 to 200) after thath eng. light AWD and traction control light are ON.I was in dealership and they told me it's OK we can fixed ,after week I had the same problem then they change the maf or mas sensor I don't know and they sad now the car is perfect yes but no the same problem after 2 weeks.Then the car was in the dealership 13 days becose they call in California to ask help to fixet the problem once forever,after 13 days they call me and they sad you had bad conections but now it's ok "yes but no" next day the same problem and now I call in California and I sad I want new car end now I wait the paper . If someone know somethink let posted what cud be the problem.WOW I foget to tell you somethimes I feel the car cant shift very very hard.
#58 of 70 Re: engine light,awd light and traction control ON [sotirov]
Sep 19, 2011 (6:44 pm)
This sounds an awful alot like what i experienced when my transmission failed. I am not much of mechanic but they said there was something in my transaxle that broke and they had to replace the whole thing but diagnosed it quickly.
I was also told that when my dealer called Toyota that this was a known problem and they fixed it on warranty and I have had no problems since.
#59 of 70 Re: engine light,awd light and traction control ON [gowron67]
Sep 20, 2011 (6:43 pm)
Probably you talking about my problem whit hard shift sometimes or mornings when is cold,thath was good inf. To know Thank you.If you or somebody else know more about my engine problem I lill so happy to know more.
#60 of 70 Re: engine light,awd light and traction control ON [sotirov]
Sep 20, 2011 (7:51 pm)
Actually all of the things you said (traction light, engine light, etc) the feeling like it was slipping out of some gears, etc are exactly the symptoms that I experienced when my transmission on my venza failed