Last post on Feb 01, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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Toyota Venza, SUV
#10 of 11 2011 Venza questions
Jan 06, 2012 (4:06 am)
I just bought a 11 Venza last week. Over all I am very happy with it.
I do have a few questions, I am hoping I could get some answers (some of the questions even confused my salesperson, so they are useless, pretty much)
1. Power back door: normally, I open/close it manaually, one day, I pressed the botton in the car, it beeped twice, did not open. Manual says the door needs to be opened/closed by hand first. Didnt work. I had to press the remote control then it worked. Is this normal?
2. I always put the light on "auto", during the day, the lights will go on when the parking brake is off. But at night, once the engine starts, the full lights go on even if parking brake is on, is this normal? Very annoying.
3. "Recirculation button" (this is the question confused salesperson left and right): I know when it is set on "auto", Venza controls entire system. But
a. when the "auto" is off, it still goes off by itself, does it have something to do with the outside temp?
b. when entire AC/FAN is off, sometimes (it does not happen everytime), the Recirculation button is off when I start the engine. (I left it on before I shut it)
c. Recirculation button goes off when I am driving
I heard Toyota can change it, but the salesperson doesnt even know what I am talking about (via phone)
a lot questions, thank you in advanced.
#11 of 11 Re: 2011 Venza questions [baysidefish]
Feb 01, 2012 (8:18 am)
You can use the button in the car to open the trunck or back door only and only if the car is totally unlock, meaning you have to unlock the door by pressing the unlock button in the car or in the remote. If the door is unlocked only at the drivers side (drivers door) it will not open. but using the remote it will open regardless if the car is locked or unlocked.
If you put the light on "auto" the light sensor is controlling the lights based on the light outside let say cloudy day, sunny day or at night time. Usually if you set on "auto" the light is on during the day or night time, the only difference was during the day, the light is on but not bright and during the night the lights turn bright as you can see light indicator on your dash board. (I notice that too).
"Auto" setting has nothing to do with outside temperature, it has two separate sensor basically one for outside and one for inside. outside temp is merely reading the temp outside, "auto" setting cannot control outside temp.
"Auto" is set by default, that's why if you left the setting into "auto" when you start the engine the "auto" still on. Anything manually set on AC/FAN will be activated only after you set, but after shutting the engine and start it again, it will be off or turn to "auto" setting. Configuring the setting means re-programing the system.
Hope that will help.