really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,730 miles

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2013 Toyota Venza engine problems

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2013 Toyota Venza Owner Comments

problem #4

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

problem #3

May 202014

Venza 4-cyl

  • 36,895 miles
While coming to a stop to park with my foot on the brake the car suddenly lunged forward crashing into the wire cables in front of the parking spot.

- Antelope , CA, USA

problem #2

May 132014


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota Venza. The contact stated that while at a complete stop, the vehicle accelerated without warning and crashed into a building. A police report was filed. There were no injuries. The failure was not diagnosed by a mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and current mileage were 100,000.

- Johnston, RI, USA

problem #1

Sep 112013

Venza 6-cyl

  • miles
Depressing the acceleration pedal has no effect on engine speed for up to 3 or more seconds. This situation has occurred approximately twelve times since car was purchased new in May 2013. It now has 1200 miles on the odometer. Car has been returned to the dealer twice for this reason without result. The last dealer visit in September 2013, I was advised the "drive by wire" system was operating to specification and there was no fix for the problem presently. Further, it is a problem common to the Venza model as well as certain other Toyota models.

- Westminster, CA, USA

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