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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,750 miles

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2009 Toyota Venza brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Toyota Venza Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 072010

Venza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Venza. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph and trying to decelerate she noticed that the traction control light illuminated on the instrumental panel. After the contact stopped the vehicle it rolled forward and rear ended the vehicle in front of her. The police was not notified and there were no damages to either of the vehicles. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and the contact was told the vehicle was in good working order and the vehicle was performing as designed. The failure mileage was approximately 17,000. Updated 03/07/11 updated 03/14/11

- Lady Lake, FL, USA

problem #1

Mar 272010


  • 20,500 miles
2009 Toyota Venza -vsc/trac. This problem has occured twice. Once in a parking lot and the other at a stop light. In the parking lot, I put the car in drive and the vsc light came on. Car was stuck - it would not move forward. Brake was lightly applied, not heavily applied. To fix problem, put car in park and started all over again. Problem resolved. 5 days later, I pulled out of a parking light and started to lightly apply the brakes for an upcoming red light. After I was stopped for about 30 seconds, the vsc/trac light came on again and the car was stuck (would not move forward). I tried tapping breaks to release, but ultimately had to put the car in park, turn off the car and start over again. In both instances, I did not have my foot heavily on the brake. In the first instance, I was on a less than 1% decline and the 2nd instance was on a flat road - and the roads were dry. I tried to reproduce the problem at home, but found the only way I could get the vsc light to come on was by heavily applying the brake. In both instances described, I had not applied the brake heavily at all.

- Encinitas, CA, USA

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