pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,174 miles

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2010 Toyota Venza brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Toyota Venza Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 042011

Venza 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Venza. The contact was driving 25 mph when the brakes failed. The brake pedal was depressed all the way to the floorboard with the illumination of the brake warning lamp. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that there was a problem with the pedal and the sensor communicating. The manufacturer was contacted who stated that they would contact the dealer and send an engineer to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 15,000. The consumer stated when she applied the brake pedal, the vehicle continued to move. The only way to bring the vehicle to a stop was to pump the brakes. The consumer stated the ABS light and traction control lights illuminated. A message that read check cvs illuminated followed by another message that read braking system failure. The dealer stated the cause of the failure was due to a faulty pedal and sensor. The part finally arrived at the dealer two weeks later. However, the problem resurfaced again while the consumer was driving. Updated 10/26/11

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 102010

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2010 Toyota Venza sudden accelerated the consumer moved into the left turning lane at a four-way stop light to make a left turn. He slowed down to make the turn; and after making the turn, he then depressed the accelerator to proceed and the vehicle appeared to shift into neutral and the engine revved. The consumer then applied the brakes, but when he did they did not work and the ABS light illuminated. The consumer panicked and then applied the accelerator again and the engine revved as if it were in neutral. The transmission did engage, but it felt as though it was slipping. The consumer also stated while backing out of the garage, he had trouble braking and the ABS light illuminated. He had to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #1

Jan 142010


  • 521 miles
This problem which I have noticed in my new 2010 Toyota Venza is similar to the problem being reported in the 2010 prius with the anti-lock brake system. What I have observed is frequent jerks which can be termed as inconsistent brake feel during slow and steady application of brakes on slick road. This happened on the day when it snowed here in columbus Ohio this January. I do not recall the exact date but there result of the action of applying brake did not immediately stop the car and resulted in a drag. Surprisingly, the jerks on application on the brake shock me and I felt as if there was something wrong with the braking system. I am not certain if this is a problem that is exactly similar to what people have been complaining with 2010 prius but 2010 Venza is a new model of cars introduced by Toyota in the last year and I am suspecting this could be the issue. I will make a visit to the dealership this weekend to discuss this issue along with the recall of the floor mat but I am hoping this is not overlooked.

- Dublin, OH, USA

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