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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 1
Average Mileage:
27,666 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2009 Toyota Venza seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2009 Toyota Venza Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 162016

Venza 6-cyl

  • miles


Concerns about the air bags not deploying on his 2009 Toyota Venza when his wife was hit in the right front of the car on 7/16/15. The consumer stated his wife was thrown against the left front door, causing injury to her back which required surgery.

- North Platte, NE, USA

problem #4

Aug 192014

Venza 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
Our vehicle was struck at high speed by a person who ran a stop sign on a residential street. There was significant damage to almost every corner and side of the car. The car has been totaled. The driver was injured with pain and contusion in the neck, head, side, and elbows. No airbags were deployed. We have now learned that there was a recent recall for this specific matter. We never received any notice, in fact- we have since been to the dealer and no mention of the recall. The driver could have easily died in this accident....updated 10/28/14

- Lathrup Village, MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 232013

Venza 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Venza. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle independently veered off the roadway. The contact crashed into a tree and the vehicle went airborne. The driver was killed and the front passenger sustained severe injuries. None of the eight air bags in the vehicle deployed. In addition, the front passenger's seat belt buckle would not release open. A police report was filed of the incident. The vehicle was destroyed and towed to a salvage facility. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000....updated 07-10-13 the consumer stated her husband was driving the vehicle, at the time of the accident. Their daughter was injured and her husband was killed, when the vehicle flipped over and crushed him.

- Catlettsburg, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 072011

Venza 6-cyl

  • 6,100 miles
Toyota Venza's airbag wasn't deployed while an accident occurred with heavy damaged in the front of the vehicle. Also, driver seat belt wasn't function it right. It didn't pull the driver tight enough. Chest hit into the steering wheel with serious injury. Two safety device in this car fail to protect the driver.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 032009

Venza 6-cyl

  • 230 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Toyota Venza. He stated that while he was driving in reverse with his foot on the brake pedal, the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated and hit a tree. The engine was still on; however, he turned the vehicle off and pushed it into the garage for fear that the failure would reoccur. The contact sustained a large laceration to his head. He was required to get staples for his head injury. The airbags did not deploy. The dealer did not offer any assistance; yet, they advised the contact to notify the manufacturer. The manufacturer stated that they would advise him of the diagnosis after they retrieve the vehicle and inspect it. The failure and current mileages were 230. Update 12/14/09 updated 12/16/09

- Lindale, TX, USA

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