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Toyota Venza, SUV
#1 of 14 Venza in flames
Apr 15, 2010 (11:33 am)
A friend drove into work in her 2009 Venza. As she parked. the engine went up in flames. She's okay, but the vehicle isn't. This just happened today 4-15-2010 in front of scores people. Has anyone else had this problem? Toyota says there isn't a problem.
#2 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [kmw52]
Apr 17, 2010 (10:42 pm)
I find these stories incredible. So far Toyotas have been accused of being runaway cars to having exploding engines.
What's next? Toyotas starting all by themselves and chasing down people? Can't wait to see the headlines.
#3 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [halwick]
Apr 18, 2010 (4:53 am)
Too bad it caught fire.. would have been more beneficial if it had suddenly accelerated or something more beneficial to the owner. I think a very large portion of the toyota problem is related to the new american dream - "get rich quick without working for it". Sooo if you can't win the lottery maybe you can sue somebody. Somebody with deep pockets like Toyota.
#4 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [marvin6]
Apr 18, 2010 (2:11 pm)
You're out of gas. My girlfriend and her husband have no intention of suing Toyota or anyone else. The plan: They have put in an insurance claim and they will let the insurance company settle with Toyota. Meanwhile, my girlfriend still wants her Venza. He husband had given it to her only a few months before as a surprise birthday present and she still wants one, just not one that bursts into flames, And by the way, all the action (flames and all) took place on the grounds of a prison as people were coming into work, so it is not only on tape, but the witnesses are all police and corrections officers. It shows my girlfriend leaving the car and entering the prison just minutes before the thing would have been a death trap or did you want her to die?
#5 of 14 Venza in Flames
Apr 19, 2010 (11:32 am)
Just wondering if you have any supporting documentation for this, maybe a newspaper article? Or television news coverage? Certainly a car that "burst into flames" especially a Toyota would have gotten tons of coverage. Just post a link here.
#6 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [kmw52]
Apr 19, 2010 (5:24 pm)
Hmmm. This story is getting better...and more intriguing. Sounds more like a case of sabotage, than a defective car. I'm not saying by whom, or implying anything, but it just sounds suspicious that it happened on prison grounds. The insurance investigator's findings should be very interesting. Good luck with your claim.
#8 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [kmw52]
Apr 21, 2010 (7:32 am)
One potential cause that happened to my daughter's Nissan Rogue recently: I noticed some smoke coming from the engine area (hot engine) and opened the hood to find what appeared to be an animal nest made up of dried grass and twigs near the exhaust manifold. I was able to remove it before it flamed, but I could see where this could have been much worse. Something like this could happen to any vehicle, so it's a good idea to look under the hood on a regular basis.
#9 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [kmw52]
Apr 21, 2010 (3:57 pm)
Oh my! This is not a good thing to happen a family vehicle - or any vehicle for that matter. Perhaps if the local newpaper or tv station is aware of this you could post some further details on this horrible incident.
#10 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [marvin6]
Nov 21, 2012 (4:11 pm)
Today I parked my Vensa and shortly after it burst into flames, totalling the car.