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#44 of 140 computer reading for CURRENT AVERAGE MPG
Oct 20, 2009 (3:32 pm)
I just bought a new 2009 Venza AWD V6 with Touring package 10 days ago. The computer reading for the current average MPG jumps all over the place 6 mpg 25, 42 90 etc. all within a couple of miles
There is not problem with the computer showing average MPG.
I went back to the dealer and took out one from the lot and it does the same thing.
My car was built Sept 24/09.
Knowing this problem, Toyota should of have this fixed by now!!!!
Anyone else having this problem.
#45 of 140 Computer Reading for CURRENT AVERAGE MPG
Oct 21, 2009 (4:13 am)
I do not believe this is a defect. The current average mpg you refer to is essentially an instanteous reading extrapolating mpg to provide current fuel consumption. This will vary widely based on whether you are accelerating hard or coasting or somewhere in between. The primary use of this feature is to enable the driver to monitor current fuel consumption and modify driving habits to improve fuel economy. If you want to see the display of average mpg over a period of time this can also be selected on the multi-information display as you noted.
#46 of 140 Re: computer reading for CURRENT AVERAGE MPG [myspringer]
Oct 21, 2009 (3:56 pm)
i know this is obvious but make sure you are on average mpg and not instant mpg. on instant it jumps all over for me as well depending on how i accelerate.
if you are on average i would ask the dealer to inspect it.
#47 of 140 Re: Computer Reading for CURRENT AVERAGE MPG [michiganmike1]
Oct 21, 2009 (5:00 pm)
Yes, but it should not bounce all over the place if I am on a flat road travelling 30 mph. It goes from 5 mpg 26 18 39 54 85 all within a mile distance on a flat road and AT THE SAME SPEED.
THE DEALERSHIP SAID THAT HAD THE SAME PROBLEM IN SOME OF THE HIGHLANDERS.
#48 of 140 Flaking paint in the wheel wells\finder flares
Mar 13, 2010 (8:11 am)
I have a 2009 Toyota Venza of which I purchased in Nov of 2008. I've noticed that the paint has begun to flake around the wheel wells\finder flares, particularly around the rear wheel wells. This it evidence of a poor paint job or poor quality paint used by Toyota. I only have 20,000 miles on the vehicle. I'm wondering if any other Venza owers has noticed this as well.
#49 of 140 Re: Noises & rattles [halwick]
Apr 14, 2010 (7:15 am)
Your number 3 problem sounds very similar to the noise my Venza makes upon first or cold start up. I took my car in and they said that the car is reving high and then comes back down. Not the noise that I hear. I took video and am taking the car back in to stay overnight so that hopefully they hear what I hear. My brother thinks it may be lifters? I know next to nothing about cars so I am going in blind, but I know this problem just started at the 4 month mark and at about 4300 kms.
Anybody find any solution to this noise? I will let you know what happens at my end.
So far they say it is normal. Not in my world.
#50 of 140 V6 vs I4
Apr 18, 2010 (6:47 am)
My Ford Edge lease is up in February and had been trouble free. I now have my eye on the Venza. I live in hilly terrain and am concerned that the 4cyl just may be overwhelmed by the weight of the Venza. Also I am hearing excessive noise complaints for the I4. I would appreciate your owner experiences and would you do it over again?
#51 of 140 Re: V6 vs I4 [goatee]
Apr 18, 2010 (8:28 am)
The Venza I4 will eventually (soon..??) be converted to DFI, so I would wait.
#52 of 140 Re: V6 vs I4 [goatee]
Apr 18, 2010 (1:21 pm)
I actually traded my 2009 Venza in for a 2010 Ford Escape because it didn't do hills very well. It also started shifting into gears roughly and I only had 7000 miles on it. Stick with the Fords. Venza's are beautiful cars though.
#53 of 140 Re: V6 vs I4 [mommomk59]
Apr 18, 2010 (1:58 pm)
"..stick with Ford's..."
Yes, by all means, jump from the frying pan into the FIRE.