Toyota Venza - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Venza owners have reported a total of 449 problems for their cars built in the 7 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Toyota Venza. The 2009 Toyota Venza cars have the most problems reported (180 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Toyota Venza

Model Year Number of Problems
  2015 Venza
21
  2014 Venza
26
  2013 Venza
59
  2012 Venza
20
  2011 Venza
69
  2010 Venza
74
  2009 Venza
180

  Common problems of Toyota Venza

The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for Toyota Venza cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's equipment (61 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (58 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Venza

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Equipment
61
  Vehicle Speed Control
58
  Service Brakes
55
  Electrical System
40
  Seats
30
  Visibility
29
  Structure
29
  Power Train
28
  Air Bag
23
  Steering
20
   
  Engine And Engine Cooling
15
  Electronic Stability Control
12
  Other Fuel System
11
  Wheel
8
  Suspension
7
  Seat Belt
6
  Exterior Lighting
6
  Latches/locks/linkage
5
  Traction Control System
2
  Unknown Or Other
2
  Tire
1
  Gasoline Fuel System
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Toyota Venza of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Venza model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Toyota Venza model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Venza Model Years

Venza
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2015 2160,3714    
0.09
  2014 2627,2785    
0.19
  2013 5961,2626    
0.16
  2012 2023,1007    
0.12
  2011 6942,3528    
0.20
  2010 7449,4459    
0.17
  2009 18059,68010    
0.30

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Toyota Venza is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2015 Venza
13
  2014 Venza
14
  2013 Venza
16
  2011 Venza
9
  2010 Venza
23
  2009 Venza
29


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