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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,194 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2011 Toyota Venza electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Toyota Venza Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 212015


  • miles


My Toyota Venza 2011 electronic in a car is problem all the lighting in the dashboard on and the trunk of the front electronic problem too.

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

problem #5

Nov 032014


  • 101,162 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Venza. The contact stated that the seat warmer module connection melted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 101,162.

- Boiling Springs, SC, USA

problem #4

Jan 052015


  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Toyota Venza. The contact stated that the air bag, ABS, slippery road, and all wheel drive warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000.

- Roselle, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 012014

Venza 4-cyl

  • miles


There has been a recall on model year 2012 and 2013 Toyota Venza. NHTSA campaign id number: 13V442000. I believe 2011 should be in this recall as well. Our vehicle is not draining condensation properly. There is a bad odor coming out of your air conditioner and I believe the smell is from the buildup of moisture in and around the air conditioner. As this is also mentioned in NHTSA recall number above.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 262013

Venza 6-cyl

  • miles
2011 Toyota Venza. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle defective stereo/radio equipment and electrical wiring. The consumer stated as she was driving and listening to the radio, a loud screeching sound emanated from the right rear door speaker. She turned off the radio, but the screeching sound continued. Shortly thereafter, a burning smell filled the entire vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for an inspection, which revealed the amplifier had shorted out internally and caused the speaker to melt.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 032012


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owned a 2011 Toyota Venza. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, he attempted to accelerate and smoke emitted from the engine compartment. The contact mentioned that he could see flames coming from the front end, burning the entire front end of the vehicle. The fire department was contacted and stated that the fire was cause by an electrical short. The contact mentioned that the passenger sustained a dislocated shoulder. The vehicle was declared destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 7,000.

- Reading , PA, USA

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