definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Toyota Venza engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Toyota Venza Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 062011

Venza 6-cyl

  • 21,499 miles


After taking vehicle into Toyota dealer for recall 90L, vehicle hesitated after accelerating from a stop. Vehicle engine hesitates, RPM drops to idle speed 1000-1200 RPM. Engine unresponsive for 1 to 2 seconds then resumes normal speed and performance. Occurs intermittently usually after initial startup and subsequent startups throughout the day. On rare occasions the hesitation occurs at driving speed. Has happened every day at least once since 9-6-11. Toyota dealer can not replicate the problem or find any problem through diagnostic tests. Problem recurred 2 minutes after leaving dealer on this date. Problem did not exist prior to recall 90L being performed. It is a safety issue because it has occurred while pulling into traffic or entering an intersection.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 102011

Venza 6-cyl

  • 19,000 miles
I own a 2009 Toyota Venza with a knock in the engine. Twice the dealer has stated there was nothing wrong, thus nothing to fix- I find other complaints regarding "the piston slap" with dealer refusing to repair the vehicle and stated that the noise was normal. I do not find an engine knock normal!

- Southport, NC, USA

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