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#51 of 72 Re: venza braking [jkl01]
Jun 07, 2010 (12:49 pm)
I have the exact same problem with my 2010 Venza bought in April'10 and brought it back to dealer with 4400 miles on it. I left it at Toyota for the day. (by the way - no loaner cars!) They proceeded to call me later and said the car is ready and wont surge anymore. They actually ended up cutting my rotors at 4400 miles. I have had many brand new cars and NEVER heard of this. I dont think they even though twice that there might be a defect in the brakes or rotors and whatever could be the problem besides CUTTING my rotors. I think they have a big problem and now I do also. I cannot trade it in. I have decided to ignore it for now. And I did ask my salesperson before the purchase if it was on recall list which she assured me it wasnt, and hello - 3 weeks later- I got the recall for the gas pedal problem with the mats but dont bring it to dealer as they dont have a fix for it yet. I am very disturbed and god forbid if something happens because of this to myself or my family or someone else. I am lost. Any suggestions?
#52 of 72 Re: venza braking [sam063]
Jun 07, 2010 (4:30 pm)
We bought our 6 cyl venza at the end of April and have just over 1,000 miles on it. We have no brake issues, but I do totally agree with you that you should have been informed of any recalls. That being said, I don't think there is anything wrong with the mats. I've been driving over 35 years and I have pulled the mats out from under the pedal of just about every car I've ever owned or driven (with the exception of those with retaining hooks on the mats). This car has the hooks to hold them in place. I think the old saying "if you can scare people you can take their money" (or control where they spend it) applies here. UA is not unique to toyota by any means, but I think the hype is because toyota is a foreign-owned company with non-union labor. I'd suggest you drive and enjoy the car.
#53 of 72 Venza AC condenser failure
Jun 15, 2010 (8:21 am)
I have had my Venza for 3 weeks and the AC quit cooling. Per the Toyota dealer, a rock has gone thru the grill and busted into the conderser causing it to fail. I was sitting in traffic when this occurred and obviously did not hear anything hit the car. Now they want my insurance company to pay for the repair and I pay the $500 deductible. Is this true? IF THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH, this is a faulty design and it can happen over and over again. It's not like I was out 4 wheeling when it happened. Any thoughts? Should I get a lawyer?
#54 of 72 Re: Venza AC condenser failure [dee2010]
Jun 15, 2010 (9:04 am)
Dealer appears to me to be on rather solid legal ground.
#55 of 72 Re: Venza AC condenser failure [dee2010]
Jun 16, 2010 (10:35 am)
The condenser could have been damaged when you were driving on the highway and it wasn't until enough refrigerant leaked out did you notice it while sitting in traffic. I've had rocks crack my lights and windshield while driving. It's just the reality of driving on the road were all sorts of debris can get airborn and hit your car as you travel 50+ mph into it.
#56 of 72 Re: Venza AC condenser failure [headclinic]
Jun 17, 2010 (1:22 pm)
Well, the large puff off smoke that suddenly come up from the engine while I was sitting in traffic has me wondering. I talked to the insurance adjuster today. He will require proof of impact by the rock so I'll know soon enough.
#57 of 72 2010 I4 throttle recall
Aug 11, 2010 (6:35 am)
Just had my 5,000 mile service from a dealer in NH, wher we send the summer. I was surprised when told that there was a recall on the throttle. We, like others in this forum were told that only the mat was involved in a recall. But, better late than never and they replaced it and "reprogramed" it for free. It just makes me question the information we get. (ie. speed, honesty, PR, etc.)
#58 of 72 Re: Toyota Venza Recall [dawgmomma]
Sep 08, 2010 (7:10 pm)
what's up with the throttle body in the Venza????? I have Ford Freestyle (07) that has sudden "lurching" problems and Ford wanted to replace the throttle body but from the forum on the freestlye, i went with just cleaning the fuel injection system which seemed to have fixed my problem a whole lot cheaper that replacing the throttle body. There have been lots of Freestyle owners with the same problem and they reported having to waits months to get the replacement throttle body. Wonder if the Throttle body is the same in these cars. The Fuel Induction cleaning service fixed my problem so far (almost 6 week w/o any lurching). But now am facing having the have my CVT transmission get 60K service done and am afraid that FOrd will mess that up. Was looking at the Venza as a possible replacement vehicle but can't face more "throttle body" problems
thanks for any information.
#59 of 72 Re: Toyota Venza Recall
Sep 21, 2010 (7:33 am)
It's September 21st, 2010.
I'm considering a lease on a 2010 Venza vs. a Subaru Outback.
All the toyota safety recalls has me very concerned.
Should I cross Toyota off my short list?
Would you buy a Venza today?
#60 of 72 Re: Toyota Venza Recall [lcjesse]
Sep 28, 2010 (6:20 am)
There are no Throttle Body problems with the Venza. I think what you are referring to is the Sticking Throttle Peddle problems with some Toyotas. Venzas did not have this problem but to make sure this cannot happen, Toyota is doing a computer update that will cause the engine to go to idle speed whenever the brake is applied no matter what the position of the throttle peddle.
My 2009 Venza has about 19,000 miles and I have had ZERO mechanical problems. I recently completed a 600 mile round trip to St. Louis and got 30.4 mpg! This was with a load of 3 adults, one baby, one golden retriever and luggage and averaging 70 mph. I heartedly recommend the Venza as a replacement for you Freestyle.