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While the Venza looks like a tall hatchback or an oddly proportioned station wagon, it's related to the previous-generation Toyota Highlander SUV. Targeted at former SUV drivers who want something less utilitarian for their daily drive, the Venza winds up being less pleasant to drive than the bigger and more-refined Highlander.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Potential Trouble Spots
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Engine Cooling
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Drive System
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Electric System
Climate System
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Body Integrity
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Power Equipment
In-car Electronics
Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Toyota Venza owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“Mice chewed wires. Lived in this house 22 years 7 other cars, and never had mice show any interest in chewing wires. Why is the wiring attractive to them now?”

Katherine M., IL (2015 Toyota Venza Limited 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Map is obsolete, difficult to read, navigation to destinations is very poor and frequently takes you on dirt roads for direction when not on an interstate. Use smart phone for nav”

Craig K., SC (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“while driving with navigation activated the screen shift to audio and destination was gone and could not reactivate. Dealer replaced unit under warranty”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“Problem solved. It was the phone”

Albert C., MA (2015 Toyota Venza LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“does NOT work well. Keeping losing calls. Volume controls are a problem”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Toyota Venza Limited 3.5-L V6)

“phone connects periodically when called”

Anonymous, UT (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 3.5-L V6)

“Must be paired often. Loses connection to the phones”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 3.5-L V6)

“When using the Bluetooth feature to call someone, the person I am speaking to can hear me but I am so muffled they can hardly understand me. If I switch back to hands free on my phone they can hear me fine. I took it to Toyota and they said it was no”

Anonymous, NL (2015 Toyota Venza Limited 3.5-L V6)
Radio

“The radio loses hd signal real easy resulting in muffled sound”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“does not recognize voice commands for phone”

Richard C., MI (2015 Toyota Venza Unsure 3.5-L V6)

“Has a very difficult time understanding voice commands,compared to other vehicles I have used”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 3.5-L V6)

“I was driving the car today and the Voice control completely stopped working for no reason”

Anonymous, NL (2015 Toyota Venza Limited 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

“Corrosion on slider bolts”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Toyota Venza LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

“Caused by caliper sticking”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Toyota Venza LE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Even though car is parked in home garage the vast majority of the time, side molding below the driver door peeled off in multiple locations”

Craig K., SC (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

“right rear bumper plastic support bracket failed when bumper lightly scraped curbing while backing up”

Anonymous, NM (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“radiator leak fixed by carmavax time of purchase”

J K., CA (2015 Toyota Venza Limited 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

“Headlights will not dim again after using the brights”

Christine G., AB (2015 Toyota Venza Limited 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“leaking shock absorber replaced at 800 kms”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Toyota Venza XLE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

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