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#30 of 47 Transmission Problems
Mar 30, 2011 (9:07 pm)
I have a 2009 V6 AWD Venza and just had to have the transmission replaced at just of 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.
#31 of 47 Re: Hill-Start Assist [wwest]
Jul 05, 2011 (6:57 am)
Since mind happens on a flat ground and NO beep, just a flashing TRAC light, I will not consider this normal. Mine is going back to the shop AGAIN this week. I live on a steep grade driveway and can stop and start without activating hill hold or what ever Toyota calls it.
#32 of 47 Re: VSC and other problems [ob23]
Aug 17, 2011 (1:28 pm)
Is anyone still having this issue. I recently started experiencing these same problems with my 2009 Toyota Venza. The dealership says its needs a brake light switch. Has anyone else said this to you about your car?
Any answers i could get would be greatly appreciated.
#33 of 47 Re: VSC and other problems [yolanda71202]
Sep 25, 2011 (5:57 pm)
My 2009 Venza has the same issue as #32 - the ABS, VCS and parking brake light come on simultaneously. The first time, at a STOP light, the car locked up, I could not switch from Drive to Park or anything. I had to turn off the car and turn back on. The second time was today in a parking lot. After applying the brake I noticed all three lights on however this time the car did not lock up. Since there was no car parked in front of me, I continued to drive in the parking lot with all three lights on. The parking brake was *not* engaged. I turned off the car, turned back on and all went away. *PLEASE* if you'd had a similar issue and were able to fix it, please reply.
Oct 13, 2011 (9:25 am)
I am also having issues with the slip indicator, brake and ABS warning lights coming on. I have a 2010 FWD Venza with about 18,000 miles on it. It has happened twice within a month's time. They clear if I turn off the car and turn it back on. I am worried if the car is safe to drive or not. I am taking into the shop this week, so I don't have any feedback from Toyota service yet.
#35 of 47 abs trac lights coming on
Oct 13, 2011 (9:35 am)
responding to #34 message... I kept driving it even after having the brake light switch fixed.
I still happened again after having it repaired.
I just traded it in and got something else.
#36 of 47 BRAKE Steering Loss/Skid Control
Nov 11, 2011 (5:40 am)
I have a 2005 Toyota Sequoia that has experienced the same loss of brake function and all steering control. Like you, luckily it happened on a clear day and I was driving slowly at a routine stop. This was after over six months of the brakes lights had been coming on intermitttently. I took it to the dealership and was given reasons from a short in the light to finally the replacement of the traction control and the master cylinder. In spite of spending over 2000 the brake light is still coming on - and now sits in the dealership - not fixed. I refuse to get back in that car and am getting trade in value with no trade. I believe Toyota is well aware that this is a long standing issue and in my experience with them, they prefer to not address it and keep unsafe cars on the road than find a remedy for the problem. So, in my opinion, no your car does not sound safe to drive. Mine is not either. I can't risk losing control of the vehicle AGAIN....brakes and steering. Sure I will lose money, but my life and the life of my child is worth the loss. I documented mine on the National Highway Safety. The more people that do, the more likely the recall. In time perhaps there will be a recall, but I have found Toyota essentially nonreponsive to my safety.
#37 of 47 This has happened also.
Nov 19, 2011 (8:28 am)
When I am parked on an incline, the traction control light comes on and stays on. I put the car in park and then put it in drive again. This makes me so sad.
#38 of 47 Brake, ABS, VSC warning lights
Jan 30, 2012 (1:17 pm)
I'm in Alberta and have made a couple of 5K mile trips down to San Diego. The 2009 V6 AWD Venza is 3 years old and just out of warranty (63 K kilometers). I have the same issues with warning lights and went to the dealer in High River, got it scoped and they say that it needs a new rear wheel speed sensor. Their estimate is $500 which includes the $300 sensor. I can get one in the US for about $180 and would install it myself.
Has anyone had this experience?
#39 of 47 Re: Is this safe? [worriedvenza]
Feb 07, 2012 (12:45 pm)
I have a 2010 Venza AWD. I to was having the ABS VSC light coming on everyonce in a while. Finally, I was able to show the dealer the errors. They put the high power laptop on it and found the error codes. Mine was the brake light swithc (we will see), but I was informed that as of 2/2/12, there is a TSC to Toyota dealer that '09 through '11 Venza's ABS sensors are getting water in them and setting off the lights. There are new parts that are coming out to replace the bad parts. I don't know if this will be a recall or not.