Toyota Venza Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Toyota Venza

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Toyota Venza Problems

Massive Oil Leak and Loss of Oil Pressure

The VVT-i oil line is known to burst. This is a very large leak which covers the ground, engine, and undercarriage.

If the oil line ruptures while driving, the low engine oil message and engine oil pressure warnings will illuminate. Continued use after these warnings will result in complete engine failure due to oil starvation.

The line is known to be defective, and a revised part has been issued by Toyota, however, this revised part is known for the same issue.

To repair the issue, the line must be replaced, and the engine bay and undercarriage must be cleaned thoroughly.

Factory Alarm May Sound for no Reason

The factory installed alarm system may sound for no apparent reason. A revised hood latch assembly is available which should correct this concern.

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Toyota Venza Questions

How many miles is the recommend for a regular oil change? (1 answer)

Some say regular oil 3,000 miles for Oil change if you use synthetic blend is that true?

Why front and rear brakes are almost gone and the car doesn't have 18k miles yet (1 answer)

The car has 17.576 miles is a 2014 Venza, went to get the car serviced and they told me that front and rear brakes are almost gone, 3 mm left on them, how this is possible?

I need help starting my Venza after I left the windows open and it rained in (1 answer)

I accidentally left my windows open and it rained in my vehicle. Now the ignition will not start, but the radio, dash and windows all work. We have checked the fuses and all are in tact.

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Toyota Venza Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Seat Heater

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.

Airbag System Concerns

As part of normal operation of the air conditioning system, condensation will accumulate in the condenser housing behind the dashboard. A drain is incorporated so that excess water can drain out. This drain hose can become plugged, the accumulated water can leak onto the airbag control module. This can result in an electrical short in the control module. If this were to occur the airbags could become disabled or deploy unexpectedly. Improper airbag operation increases the risk of personal injury and/or a crash. The power steering assist could also become inoperable resulting in increased steering effort. Dealers will seal the air conditioning condenser housing and install a protective cover on the airbag control module to correct this concern.

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Toyota Venza Reviews

I've owned a Venza since September 2009 & have not experienced any problems. The Road Noise is too loud, so more insulation ?? may be needed. Leather seats are still in great condition & very comfortable. Electric seats still functioning well. JBL sound system is very good. The storage area is very ample. The back seats fold down, allowing for very long items. when We have taken trips, we f...
Well designed vehicle. Very comfortable on the highway. Seats supportive. Good 4 cyl. power, 42mpg (Cdn.). Little wind noise, or road noise. Good interior space. Would buy another.
I have a 2009 toyota venza. Someone hit it and I took it to a paint and body repair shop for repair. Paint was spilled on the front passenger seat. How can I get a fabric of the same color to get fixed. Thank you.

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