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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: 2015 is the last model year of the Venza before Toyota discontinued it.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,490 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.

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2015 Toyota Venza Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 122015

Venza 4-cyl

  • 6,280 miles


I was approaching a stop sign at the corner or church and main streets in chester, Vermont at less than 10 mph the car surged forward and would not stop. I T-boned a car coming down main street and the car continued to surge across the road. This is a surging problem that Toyota is fully aware of.

- Chester, VT, USA

problem #1

Aug 182015


  • 2,700 miles
On August 18th, I was driving my husband's 2015 Toyota Venza. I ordinarily do not drive it as the vehicle has a surging forward problem. When you take your food off the gas pedal, the vehicle surges forward which one can compensate by quickly hitting the brake pedal. My husband has gotten used to the car doing this so it does not bother him. On this particular day, I was driving along a 2-lane road on a somewhat main road with some businesses on either side and I was driving about 35 mph. We were approaching a popular ice cream plaza when I saw the vehicles up ahead stopping as one of the cars was waiting to cross over to the ice cream shop. I took my foot off of the gas pedal but the car surged forward at a faster speed. I immediately put my foot on the brake pedal but the car continued to accelerate and the brake did nothing so I pushed harder on the brake but the car still did nothing and would not slow down. I finally pushed as hard as I could with no success. Then the wheels locked and the car slid forward and I hit the car in front of me. Toyota took the car after I complained and examined it and said there was nothing wrong. But when we got the car back my husband was doing an errand and approaching an intersection and put his foot on the brake and the car started to slow but then the brake pedal went to the floor. He lifted his foot off the pedal and reapplied and the car slowed and stopped.

- West Bridgewater, MA, USA

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