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2016 Toyota Venza Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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04/23/18 NHTSA ID: 10134128
TSB ID: TSB-0012-13 Rev2

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bull
03/21/17 NHTSA ID: 10096036
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 REV

Tsb: flash reprogramming allows the ecu software to be updated without replacing the ecu. flash calibration updates for specific vehicle models/ecus are released as field-fix procedures described in individual service bulletins. this bul
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10134401
TSB ID: T-SB-0036-13 Rev

Tsb: this bulletin includes basic procedures for inspecting and adjusting world standard (ws) automatic transmission fluid (atf) level at normal vehicle operating temperature. note: the following adjustment procedures are for u660e/f and
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134220
TSB ID: T-TT-0360-15

Tt: customers may experience connectivity issues when the following conditions are met: the customer's iphone is operating on ios9 firmware. the customer's iphone is connected to the vehicle via bluetooth. the customer may complain of the f
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134222
TSB ID: TTT-0344-15 Rev1

Tt: iphone text messages do not appear on multimedia dis[play.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134320
TSB ID: TTT-0268-13 Rev3

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth connectivity concerns such as: ? difficulty pairing the phone. ? intermittent bluetooth failure to connect when first turning on the vehicle. ? various bluetooth audio functions are no lon
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04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133654
TSB ID: T-SB-0229-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 22, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2014 ? 2018 model year vehicles. any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. in the event that a toyota vehicle becomes submerg
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134281
TSB ID: T-TT-0385-16

Tech tip: this tech tip is being provided to bring attention to the new location of the entune/nav/map update and upgrade usb directory. click on the tis tab, diagnostics tab, telematics tab, and the document is now located under the refer
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134415
TSB ID: T-TT-0392-16

Tt: some customers may experience bluetooth connection issues after updating the android operating system to 5.x.x (lollipop) or later.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134140
TSB ID: T-TT-0381-16

Tech tip: some customers may experience difficulty programming homelink.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134428
TSB ID: T-SB-0024-14 Rev

Tsb: some 2015 - 2016 model year vehicles are equipped with a smart key system, which allows the customer to enter and start the vehicle without using a mechanical key. to ensure the system is operating properly, the smart key functions (sm
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10134075
TSB ID: T-TT-0399-16

Tt: multimedia systems reset procedure should be performed when the multimedia system no longer responds or reboots itself.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131804
TSB ID: T-TT-0437-17

Tt: some customers may experience greyed out buttons or inactive screens (lockouts) while driving. this is to promote safe driving practices and reduce the amount of distractions while driving. these lockouts can?t be deactivated or defeat
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132697
TSB ID: T-TT-0339-15_Rev

Tt: some vehicles may exhibit an error message when trying to perform a radio software update: "unable to update the software. please try again later." if the following screen is seen; follow the directions below.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132930
TSB ID: T-SB-0012-13 Rev

Tsb: obsolete notice: september 14, 2016: this bulletin is now obsolete. please see t-sb-0134-16.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132901
TSB ID: T-SB-0142-13 Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 10, 2016 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2016 ? 2017 model year toyota vehicles. ? parts information section has been updated. some 2004 ? 2017 model year toyota vehicles may exhibit odor
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10132582
TSB ID: T-TT-0339-15

Tt: some vehicles may exhibit an error message when trying to perform a radio software update: ?unable to update the software. please try again later.? if the following screen is seen; follow the directions below.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131786
TSB ID: T-TT-0435-17

Tt: this bulletin is regarding best practices when handling navigation systems that use hard disc drive or micro sd card memory.
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111563
TSB ID: T-SB-0025-15

Tsb: while a vehicle is in inventory, the battery is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and life. batteries can become discharged due to an extended storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, or while demonstrating veh
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111179
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13 Rev

Tsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111643
TSB ID: T-TT-0414-16

Tt: some customers may encounter bluetooth® connectivity concerns such as: *difficulty to pair the phone. *intermittent bluetooth® failure to connect to the vehicle when first turning on the vehicle. *various bluetooth® audio functions a
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111304
TSB ID: T-TT-0344-15

Tt: iphone text messages do not appear on multimedia display.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111126
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. follow the procedures in this bulletin to
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111416
TSB ID: T-SB-0043-14 Rev

Tsb: the immobilizer and smart key reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased. follow the procedures in this bulletin to
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08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111154
TSB ID: T-TT-0344-15

Tt: iphone text messages do not appear on multimedia display.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111562
TSB ID: T-SB-0083-13 Rev

Tsb: the procedure in this bulletin is a general guideline on how to properly diagnose the air conditioning system after a component failure. refer to the applicable repair manual for vehicle specific repair procedures and parts.
08/14/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10111180
TSB ID: T-SB-0025-15

Tsb: while a vehicle is in inventory, the battery is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and life. batteries can become discharged due to an extended storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, or while demonstrating veh
05/22/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10099947
TSB ID: T-TT-0399-16

Tt: multimedia systems reset procedure should be performed when the multimedia system no longer responds or reboots itself.
04/07/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10097057
TSB ID: T-TT-0339-15

Tt: some vehicles may exhibit an error message when trying to perform a radio software update: "unable to update the software. please try again later." if the following screen is seen, follow the directions below.
03/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10096550
TSB ID: T-TT-0360-15

Tt: customers may experience connectivity issues when the following conditions are met: the customer's iphone is operating on ios9 firmware. the customer's iphone is connected to the vehicle via bluetooth. the customer may complain of the f
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02/24/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10092865
TSB ID: DEN-N3D7B-06

This communication is informing toyota of a delamination issue within an i.c. produced by nxp and assembled into airbag sensor supplied by denso international america, inc. this delamination issue manifests itself as an open circuit within
04/23/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10134429
TSB ID: T-SB-0029-14 Rev

Tsb: 2015 ? 2016 model year vehicles are equipped with driver?s side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side and rear seat floor ma
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131850
TSB ID: T-SB-0044-16_Rev

Tsb: revision notice march 07, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2017 model year toyota vehicles. on some vehicles, when rapgard? is removed the paint may have a stained appearance. these stains appear to be under the c
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132884
TSB ID: T-TT-0424-16

Tt: front brake vibration key points: * issue can occur at any time if improper torque is applied on lug nuts * over time, even one lug nut over or under torqued, can cause a vibration issue * when lug nuts are over torqued, this causes
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132504
TSB ID: T-SB-0029-14 Rev

Tsb: 2015 ? 2016 model year vehicles are equipped with driver?s side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side and rear seat floor ma
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132503
TSB ID: T-SB-0024-14 Rev

Tsb: some 2015 - 2016 model year vehicles are equipped with a smart key system, which allows the customer to enter and start the vehicle without using a mechanical key. to ensure the system is operating properly, the smart key functions (sm
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131759
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 12, 2018 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2015 ? 2018 model year vehicles. january 23, 2014 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2013 ? 2014 model year vehicles. any previous print
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131750
TSB ID: T-SB-0009-18

Tsb: the purpose of this service bulletin is to elevate awareness and provide best practices for leather and synthetic leather care in toyota vehicles. as an additional resource, if the vehicle is equipped with factory leather seats, the ve
03/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129977
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 12, 2018 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2015 ? 2018 model year vehicles. january 23, 2014 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2013 ? 2014 model year vehicles. any previous print
03/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129968
TSB ID: T-SB-0009-18

Tsb: the purpose of this service bulletin is to elevate awareness and provide best practices for leather and synthetic leather care in toyota vehicles. as an additional resource, if the vehicle is equipped with factory leather seats, the ve
04/04/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096862
TSB ID: T-SB-0044-16

Tsb: on some vehicles, when rapgard¿ is removed, the paint may have a stained appearance. these stains appear to be under the clear coat (repainting this area is not necessary). the stain patterns are usually under wrinkles in the rapgard¿
03/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096555
TSB ID: T-TT-0344-15 REV

Tt: iphone text messages do not appear on multimedia dis[play.
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03/21/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10096097
TSB ID: T-TT-0381-16

Tech tip: some customers may experience difficulty programming homelink.
03/01/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10093361
TSB ID: T-TT-0385-16

Tech tip: this tech tip is being provided to bring attention to the new location of the entune/nav/map update and upgrade usb directory. click on the tis tab, diagnostics tab, telematics tab, and the document is now located under the refe

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Toyota Venza TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.