Last post on Dec 20, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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Toyota Venza, SUV
#63 of 70 Don't move after coldstart
Jan 01, 2012 (7:34 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.
#64 of 70 Venza Transmission & Electrical Problems
Jan 29, 2012 (12:53 pm)
I have a 2010 Venza 4 cylinder. It's been a great car except in recent months crazy things are happening.
Transmission Shifting into Reverse: Randomly when I get into the car, start the car and try to shift into reverse, the transmission will not allow it to shift at all. Have to vigorous move the steering wheel back and forth, restart the ignition and then it seems to help get it into reverse. Has happend a dozen times in last 4 months. This is a random occurence.
Electrical Warning Lights: Randomly the Brake, the ABS and the Slip Indicator warning lights light up. Does it randomly during day or night, dry or wet, flat or incline.
Blue Tooth: My iPhone used to sync automatically when I entered car with the phone. Now I have to enter my passcode every time.
Transmission Shifting from first to second: Big noticable clunk in transmission noise from first to second.
I really like the Venza. Dealer checked the warning lights situation and said " everything checked out." They went on to say it's hard to diagnose if it's not happening when vehicle is in shop.
What really concerns me is that in reading through all your blogs and messages here that this is happening to several people and that 1) dealers aren't able to help and 2) Toyota knows about this and is not helping.
Please let me know what you know. Thanks.
#65 of 70 AWD, Check Engine, and VSC lights
Feb 07, 2012 (7:59 am)
These three lights were simultaneously lit 2 weeks ago but I noticed no driving or shifting issues. Dealer has had my car for one week and I really have been given no info about what is wrong. Supposedly the master technician has a call into Toyota regarding my car. I am pretty worried about this. Anyone have any imput?
#66 of 70 Re: Don't move after coldstart [icewalker]
Feb 07, 2012 (9:52 am)
What's the weather like when this happens....COLD ?
ATF volume expands a fairly great amount with a rise in temperature.
#67 of 70 Re: Venza Transmission & Electrical Problems [rocklin1]
Feb 07, 2012 (9:57 am)
Low brake fluid reservior level, or failing level sensor, will result in "brake" indicator illumination and that in turn will disable some of the brake use functions, VSC, etc.
#68 of 70 Re: Venza Transmission & Electrical Problems [rocklin1]
Feb 07, 2012 (10:04 am)
It sounds to me as if the Toyota factory is cutting corners, cutting COST corners, by only marginally filling fluids, ATF, brake, etc.
With size/volume of the ATF sump having already been reduced, by design, to the absolute minimum for purposes of FE, even a slight underfill could result in these problems, especialy on COLD weather conditions.
The actual factory fill level may even be selective based on ship destination, Canada/Alaska = COLD = higher fill level.
#70 of 70 2009 Venza AWD Light On
Dec 20, 2012 (7:39 pm)
Took the vehicle in, dealer hooked it up on the computer.....$1200 for the part plus labour.
Anyone else seen this?
They said that with the light permanently ON, past weeks it was intermittent, means the AWD feature of the vehicle is disabled.