The factory installed alarm system may sound for no apparent reason. A revised hood latch assembly is available which should correct this concern.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Toyota Venza Factory Alarm May Sound for no Reason
Toyota Venza Problem
Average Mileage: 47,447 mi (3,500 mi - 235,000 mi)
Visitor, 2011 Toyota Venza, 20,000 mi
same problem here but the car has to be locked for the alarm to go off. if the car is left unlocked I to not have a problem
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Venza, 50,000 mi
I cant deal its 1:45am!
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Venza, 235,000 mi
Alarm goes off in the middle of the night and I key fob will not shut it off. Last night it happened 3 times and I have the horn going off in my head. This should be a recall as I fell if a security system fails what can a consumer do other then go to the dealer. Toyota must know they have issues and should come clean and admit this a recall situation.
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Venza, 43,000 mi
alarm goes off for no reason
Visitor, 2011 Toyota Venza, 30,000 mi
Alarm goes off for no reason. Keys are not anywhere where the alarm button might get pressed by accident. Started happening 5 days ago, is now happening about once or twice every day.
Visitor, 2010 Toyota Venza, 3,500 mi
Alarm sounds, periodically, for no reason. Happened 3 times at dentist office; two weeks later at home, two days later at home again. Frustrating.
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Venza, 35,000 mi
I had the same problem for a couple of weeks, and then it went off at 4AM and took it to the dealership the next day. It cost me $290 to change the hood latch. Been 48 hours and nothing yet.
Visitor, 2009 Toyota Venza, 72,000 mi
Alarm goes off for no reason. Car must be locked for it to go off. Can't stop it by pressing the key fob. Very annoying and unsafe as I can't lock my car.
Visitor, 2011 Toyota Venza, 81,000 mi
Car alarm has gone off for no reason 3x in the last few days.
I called the dealer & the woman I talked to said she "had never heard of that".
A recall is definitely in order!
Visitor, 2011 Toyota Venza, 29,000 mi
Alarm goes off with nothing around to set it off--going off in the middle of the night--not great