Last post on Nov 24, 2012 at 9:33 PM
You are in the Toyota Venza
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Venza, SUV
#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.
#11 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [esbuck]
Nov 24, 2012 (2:25 pm)
These stories could substitute George Bush for venza and have more credibility. On black friday while waiting 4 hours to save $2 on a can of injection cleaner, my venza was assaulted by a walmart crowd. No injuries were reported so it didn't make the papers....
#12 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [wayne21]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 24, 2012 (3:13 pm)
I don't understand your post.
In 2011, there were 219,000 vehicle fires, causing 300 deaths. You sound like cars never catch on fire.
National Fire Protection Association
#13 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [steve_]
Nov 24, 2012 (9:02 pm)
I'm sure there are lots of fires every year, but to just post a claim about a car burning then opt not to post a clipping of it (at the request of another poster) or state where the fire took place (other than a prison - lots of those in the US, too) leaves me to to question the validity of the post. Until I see a link to an article giving credit to the spontaneous venza fire I will have to raise the "bs" flag. I would, however, like to see the article if such an event did take place as I'm sure it would have been all over the news. At the time of the original post, toyota was taking a blood bath in the press and it is beyond me how I could have possibly missed this article or the venza owners posting on this site could have missed that article.
#14 of 14 Re: Venza in flames [wayne21]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 24, 2012 (9:33 pm)
There's actually three "fire" posts in this small discussion (one "potential" one was snuffed out in a Nissan).
There's a couple of other Venza ones on the net, but if you want news stories about them, the fire either needs to be local to you or involve the house burning down as a result - even then it takes a burning Fisher Karma to make the national news.
Kind of glad I have a detached garage.