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2011 Toyota Venza repairs by problem area

Engine (16%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (32%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 62 repairs.
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2011 Toyota Venza repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (9%)

< $100 (84%)

Chart based on 44 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2011 Toyota Venza

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Toyota Venza in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
Feb 2012

29180 mi
transmission slipping in between gears. very noticeable going up hills 
May 2012

35720 mi
A/C system repaired, was not blowing cold air and required a replacement part 
Jun 2012

38440 mi
Rattle from centre of dashboard. Panoramic sunroof rattle and leaking water. Nav system quit working. Dealer reflashed system. 
Aug 2012

41840 mi
Rattle coming from centre of dashboard/glovebox area. Dash lights have flickeed on a few occasions. 
Sep 2012

45880 mi
Whirring sound from front of car, would go away with slight corrections in steering input. Replaced wheel bearing. 
Feb 2013

51320 mi
moisture buildup inside left headlamp. 

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2011 Toyota Venza 4dr SUV

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Venza in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2011 - Mar 2016
Dec 2011

5580 mi
Back seat not folding down due to cable disconnect or design error. 
Toyota Venza in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Mar 2017
Jul 2012

19840 mi
Rattles and squeaks - replaced glove box and center console armrest 
Toyota Venza in Florida, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012

22000 mi
Paint was peeling off from the edge of the rear bumper. The bumper was repainted at least 4 times because the paint colors did not match the original paint color. 

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2011 Toyota Venza 4dr SUV

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Toyota Venza in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2011 - Mar 2017
Dec 2013

24180 mi
Dashboard squeak. Right side back seat jammed down. 
Mar 2014

24800 mi
Rattle 
Sep 2015

37200 mi

C $50
Protective heat shield over exhaust pipe. 
Oct 2015

37700 mi

C $160
Gaz door cable broken 
Toyota Venza in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2012 - Dec 2016
Nov 2012

7120 mi
Rattle on left dash near speaker - not fixed apparently! Also loose tail pipe Right Rear I contnue to have rattle in/on the dash. This time they took it right off to find source. They couldn't but re-installed dash with some kind of tape underneath. The rattle is improved but I can still hear it occasionally on rougher pavement 
Toyota Venza in Arizona, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2017
Sep 2014

19000 mi

US $149
Heater/AC Fan was malfunctioning, replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Venza in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2015 - Oct 2016
Dec 2015

78120 mi

C $156
We have not done the repairs as yet as it will cost around $1100. There is a rattling sound coming from the steering column. I reported this problem when I first purchased the car but the weren't able to hear it. Leak in rear axle, will cost approximately $250 to fix problem 
Toyota Venza in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

35000 mi
they did not resolve the issue. Coming down a steep hill without stopping completely, stepping on the gas to accelerate making a left or a right turn, the engine rpm goes up and the transmission it takes 2-3 seconds before it engages. 
Apr 2016

35300 mi
they did not resolve the issue. Coming down a steep hill without stopping completely, stepping on the gas to accelerate making a left or a right turn, the engine rpm goes up and the transmission it takes 2-3 seconds before it engages. 
Toyota Venza in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2013 - Sep 2015
Mar 2013

29140 mi
Vehicle battery goes dead if left in the garage unused for longer than three days. Toyota replaced the battery for a third time. Vehicle has a humming or groaning noise at highway speeds. Very noticeable above 120kmh Moisture building inside the right headlamp. Dealer replaced the headlamp unit under warranty. 
May 2013

32860 mi
Rattle in dash area. Repair seems to be successful. 
Jun 2013

37200 mi
NAV screen blacked out. Dealer rebooted system but the problem returned the next day. Dealer replaced the Nav unit. 
Jul 2013

38000 mi
Leak at rear from sunroof during a recent rainstorm. Dealer repaired faulty drain tube and seal 
Oct 2013

43760 mi
A bunch of warning lights came on. VSC/ABS/all wheel drive and a parking brake warming. Dealer replaced a wheel speed abs sensor and reset the computer. Trouble lights are now off. 
Jan 2014

51460 mi
Bad rattle from front corner of dash Check engine light on, vehicle seems to be using much more fuel lately. 
Apr 2014

59660 mi
Had a clunking sound over bumps. Dealer replaced both front struts.  Check engine light on again, dealer reset system, light returned a few days later. will be going in again. 
Jun 2014

69440 mi
Rattle from passenger seat when unoccupied. Vehicle had what feels like a driveline vibration or humming at highway speeds. Had a tire shop balance all tires and rims prior to dealership visit with no success. Left front wheel bearing hub replaced. 
Aug 2014

72140 mi

C $1970
Strange noise when turning off the venza during a recent trip to Arizona. Took it to a local dealer, diagnosis faulty water pump. Dealer was overbooked so we took it to a recommended independent shop. 
Mar 2015

81840 mi

C $1678
Water pump replacement 
Aug 2015

91140 mi
Felt vibration in the steering wheel, intermittent and thought it was a ABS activation. Turned out the A/C compressor was bad. Dealer replaced the compressor. 
Toyota Venza in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2017
Nov 2013

31600 mi

US $135
My battery died after I sat in the car for 1/2 hour on the phone. AAA came and said it was a very basic battery and they sold me a better one with more amps. The service man fixed it on the spot. It took all of 15 min for them to fix it. 
Toyota Venza in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Sep 2013
Oct 2011

1860 mi
Car wouldn't start, would turn over multiple times and fail. Repeated process and eventually car would start. Check ABS & VSC lights came on. Dealer found no problems with systems but battery was weak. Replacing battery fixed the problem 
Mar 2012

7440 mi
window rattle present - regulator broken - part not in stock - have to make another visit to dealer. glove box rattle present - fixed by adding padding around area dealer found rattle in console - fixed by adding padding to area 
May 2013

21700 mi
The LCD monitor stopped working. diagnosed and to be replaced under warranty. Part is on order, will have to go back in to replace. Water is leaking onto the inside of the rear gate glass panel. 
Toyota Venza in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2011 - Mar 2017
Dec 2011

13640 mi
Cracked for light lens, replaced on warranty not caused by rocks etc. 
Aug 2012

24960 mi
Clunking in rear when going over rough spots in road. Replaced one strut which did not help. Service manager says he knows what problem is and tech did not check with him. Have to take back when have time. All on warranty. 
Nov 2012

29500 mi
Had to replace carrier bearing. Clunking gone 

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2011 Toyota Venza 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.7L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Venza in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - May 2015
Oct 2011

6496 mi
power outlet for gps and cell phone didn't work due to blown fuse. power outlet for gps and cell phone didn't work due to blown fuse. 
Nov 2012

16720 mi
top molding was coming loose. Dealer ordered new one and replaced it. 
Toyota Venza in Florida, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
Apr 2014

25200 mi
Right rear window sleeve not properly installed. Always noticed this, but didn't bother fixing it earlier because I don't use it much. 
Toyota Venza in Alabama, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2017
Sep 2013

31000 mi
Car failed to recognize key fob three times in one day. As a result wouldn't start. Light on dash with key and exclamation point came up. Waited a while and tried again it started. Toyota couldn't figure anything out. 
Toyota Venza in Arizona, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2016
Sep 2014

40000 mi

US $50
Sun Visors failed - would no longer stay up. Replaced using an extended warranty - $50 deductible. 

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2011 Toyota Venza 4dr SUV

182-horsepower 2.7L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Toyota Venza in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2011 - Mar 2017
Jan 2012

17440 mi
AWD and Check Engine lights came on after a short stop for coffee. Diagnostics was run (faulty O2 sensor), warning lights reset. Sensor will have to be replaced, but was not ordered as I took it to an out-of-town dealer. 
Feb 2012

4340 mi
Replaced O2 sensor that had been ordered on trip to dealer in January. 
Mar 2012

4960 mi
After first O2 sensor had been replaced, the other one failed. Went to dealer for diagnostic, part on order. O2 sensor 
Sep 2016

37820 mi

C $1800
Carbon canister failed. Took to other repair shop first, but ultimately had to take to dealer to get fixed. 
Toyota Venza in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2012

27260 mi
Sealing gasket for the panoramic sunroof causing rattles and wind noise. Found to be broken and replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Venza in Ohio, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2017
May 2015

50000 mi
Replaced battery 
Toyota Venza in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
May 2016

148800 mi

C $70
Leakage coming from rear axle area 
Dec 2016

159960 mi
Rear transfer u-joint and rear wheel assemblies diagnosed with an estimated cost of $5000. So we traded in the car and leased a new vehicle. 

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