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2011 Toyota Venza: Recall Alert


2011 Toyota Venza 4-door Wagon V6 FWD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

2011 Toyota Venza 4-door Wagon V6 FWD (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

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Toyota has added the 2011 Venza to the automaker’s list of recalls. This recall impacts roughly 50 vehicles and it only affects Venzas manufactured between March 7, 2011 and March 10, 2011.

Toyota issued the recall due to an improperly heat-treated right-front drive axle. The documentation states that the axle can break without warning, leading to a loss of power to the wheels. This loss in power could take a driver by surprise and result in a crash.

Toyota is notifying all affected owners and will replace any improperly heat-treated axles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration anticipates the recall to begin sometime near mid-June.

Owners can locate the manufacture date of a particular Venza on the vehicle information placard affixed to the driver’s doorjamb.

Concerned 2011 Venza owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.  

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Comments (3)
  1. The article states, "Toyota is notifying all affected owners and will replace any improperly heat-treated axles."
    Just how are dealers going to know if an axle is "improperly heat treated"? Why not simply replace all 50 axles and be finished with it, Toyota? I like my '09 Corolla, but will probably not get another one, or any Toyota for that matter, as they are proving beyond a shadow of a doubt they don't have their ducks in a row here in North America.
     
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  2. The article states, "Toyota is notifying all affected owners and will replace any improperly heat-treated axles."
    Just how are dealers going to know if an axle is "improperly heat treated"? Why not simply replace all 50 axles and be finished with it, Toyota? I like my '09 Corolla, but will probably not get another one, or any Toyota for that matter, as they are proving beyond a shadow of a doubt they don't have their ducks in a row here in North America.
     
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  3. Hey Mike,
    The affected recall numbers are purely an estimate and it relates to the number of Venzas that will likely require repair due to this recall.
    All components on a car have a serial number and Toyota can trace back what series in the number were affected. This is how they can repair just a select group with near certainty that the problem is rectified.
    O am certain that Toyota, with all of their woes, is taking special care to make certain all of their customers are as safe as possible.
     
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