Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
28 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.

2013 Toyota Venza engine problems

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2013 Toyota Venza Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 232015


  • 30 miles


The first year of owning I noticed a mildew type odor coming through the vent system when I cut on the heat. I reported during service and was told the filter would be changed and some type of odor reducer placed in the ventilation system. It's winter again and the odor is so bad that I am getting car sick whenever the heat is on, whether driving or stationary. I searched the web and there are many instances of this issue with Toyota vehicles. Is there any recalls in place for this, I will be going to the dealer again and will follow up with this complaint. Based on other internet complaints, this may be mold build up.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 012013

Venza 6-cyl

  • 25 miles
The below issue was first reported to the appropriate Toyota representatives and to NHTSA in 9-2013. It has occurred 36 times since the car was purchased new in May 2013. At this writing the car has less than 6000 miles on the odometer. Intermittently and without warning the electronic link between the gas pedal and the engine is inoperative for 3-5 seconds. During this period the car is not under power it is coasting and depressing the gas pedal has no effect on engine speed. After this period the electronic link is automatically restored and the engine is again responsive to pressure on the gas pedal.

- Westminster, CA, USA

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