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#86 of 140 Roll back on 10 degree hill??
Oct 01, 2010 (1:21 am)
Just bought a new I4 FWD Venza a couple hours ago.
Anyone else notice their car rolling back on a 10 degree hill? Did not notice that before buying and still would have bought it but... I use to work in a shop so I understand how this can happen, though I do find it somewhat strange because all my previous cars have not rolled back .. well ever.. On a steep enough hill, sure, but on 10 degrees?
Am I alone or is this standard on the Venza due to added weight (my other cars have been sedans, my Camry, for instance, doesn't roll back at 20 degrees).
#87 of 140 Re: Roll back on 10 degree hill?? [sammy56]
Oct 01, 2010 (8:12 pm)
Now that the use of the torque converter lockup clutch is common above 1st and second gear the torque converters need not be as efficient at coupling torque. So must vehicles now have hill-hold.
Press harder on the brake pedal as soon as you're fully stopped to engage this feature. Shortcoming is it engages the brakes and doesn't release them until you again depress the accelerator and then there is a short delay in DBW throttle response until the brakes can be released.
#88 of 140 Re: 20" tires on Venza [west]
Oct 25, 2010 (8:58 am)
I have 18 " wheels Bridgestone Dueler tires in my 4 cyl. The ride as you say is not a soft ride as my late 2005 Highlander with Michelin tires. Every imperfection on the road is felt like a 1950 pick up truck. who knows the solution for a better ride?
#89 of 140 Re: 20" tires on Venza [jaimel2]
Oct 25, 2010 (9:30 am)
15 or 16 inch wheels....
#90 of 140 Re: 20" tires on Venza [jaimel2]
Oct 25, 2010 (10:07 am)
I have the 20" goodyears on my venza. Yes, it rides very rough. You feel every imperfection on the road. I rode in a 2002 tacoma - stripped, no options - this weekend. It rode smoother than my venza. Perhaps those who have owned SUVs and pickups in the past do not find it bothersome.
#91 of 140 Re: 20" tires on Venza [marvin6]
Oct 26, 2010 (8:52 am)
Thanks, but my Venza 2009 is a lease for 36 mo. I think i can not make any changes on any Toyota factory parts or accesories, am I correct?
#92 of 140 Re: Dashboard issues [ted_driver]
Nov 29, 2010 (4:30 am)
We just bought a 2011 Venza V6 about 3 weeks ago. I just recently started to pay attention to some of the dashboard details and noticed that our Venza dashboard is warping in some of the sections as well. Not sure if I should take it to the dealer afraid they might just make the problem worst, not sure if I should wait until it gets worst and then take it, or not sure if we should wait for a Toyota recall on that issue. This really sucks! Considering we have just bought a brand new car which is already showing problems for the next 5 years. What a screw up! Good luck to us the Venza owners!
#93 of 140 Re: Dashboard issues [oiiiio]
Nov 29, 2010 (5:01 am)
I would take it it to the dealer so they can note the problem on their records. You can then decide whether to have it repaired now or in the future. Very doubtfull that a recall would be issued for a trim problem--not a safety issue.
#94 of 140 Re: Dashboard issues [bdyment]
Nov 29, 2010 (10:05 am)
I did get the dashboard panels fixed/adjusted. Doing so helped a little bit. My dealer in Orange County, CA was good about promptly fixing it but the process took over half the day in addition to the weeks it took for the parts to arrive. Also, when it was done, the repairman said this was the best he could do -- meaning that if you are one with an eye for detail, you can still notice some ill fitting panels. This is nothing major; I forgot about it after a while.
If you do get it fixed, leave your car in the hot (I know it's winter) sun and let the plastic panels cure in the sun. This should reveal the most ill fitting pieces. Then take your car to the dealer. When they note which panels should be replaced, tell them to make sure those new panels (probably just fresh from the factory) are cured and don't warp after being placed in the car and adjusted for fit.
#95 of 140 Re: Roll back on 10 degree hill?? [sammy56]
Dec 22, 2010 (6:25 pm)
I bought Venza 2010 last November and it rolls back on a hill too ,I owned all wheel drive before and heavy cars like Citroen and Volvo no such issue I'm going for check up it is pre-owned certified hope will be fix