Last post on Dec 20, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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Toyota Venza, SUV
#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
#61 of 70 Re: engine light,awd light and traction control ON [gowron67]
Sep 21, 2011 (10:01 am)
Ok I'm agree but when they check eng light the code are P0172 P0175 and two more but I don't remember
#62 of 70 xmission or ABS brake noise
Oct 21, 2011 (4:24 pm)
Same thing. Immediately after hitting about 5 mph everytime after a key start, POP.. it is the ABS brakes. It is the next generation ABS brakes doing a self test!
#63 of 70 Don't move after coldstart
Jan 01, 2012 (6:34 am)
I want to ask you about a problem I had with my '09 Venza 2.7 4 cyl, 63000 miles.
When I started it after a 12h parking(so the engine is cold) and put it in Drive car wasn't moving properly(I had 2000-2500 RPM but it was hardly moving, sorry for repetition). But after awaiting for 2-3 min with engine running everything becomes OK and then I don't have any problems with driving until next long-time parking.
I'm not an expert but it seems like not enough pressure in automatic gearbox. I can't check the transmission fluid level because it has no dipstick.