This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Toyota Camry Hybrid 8th gen from model year 2018+.
The modern 2018+ Toyota Camry Hybrid is the latest in a series of hybrid Camry sedans that have been made for over a decade.
The 2018+ Toyota Camry is available in three engine specifications:
- A25A-FKS, a 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder (non-hybrid) with a 13.0:1 compression ratio, also used in the 2018+ Toyota RAV4, also available as AWD
- 2GR-FKS, with a 3.5L V6 also used in the 2016+ Toyota Tacoma (in the US). (This engine option has been discontinued in some markets)
- A25A-FXS, a hybrid gas/electric 2.5-litre inline four-cylinder engine with a 14.0:1 compression ratio, mated to electric motors and a battery pack.
Maintaining each of those engine specs is slightly different, with subtle variations in intervals and in parts needed for the service.
The Toyota Camry (regardless of whether you get a V6, a hybrid, or a standard I4 engine) is an ultra-reliable sedan that’s well known for being able to drive past 150000 miles / 250000 km on just regular fluid changes and checking to make sure there are no leaks from underneath leaks, which tend to only happen through harsh use (e.g. if you off-road your Camry!)
The maintenance schedules for the Toyota Camry Hybrid are slightly different in the miles-based (UK, US) or km-based (Europe, APAC) manuals. Both are shown below.
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What you need to service your Toyota Camry Hybrid (2018+, 8th gen)
If you want to do a service on your Toyota Camry Hybrid (8th gen), then you need the following fluids and consumable items.
These came from the Toyota Camry manual as well as other online parts repositories.
|Item||Toyota Camry Hybrid (2018+) spec|
|Engine oil||Toyota recommends Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 0W-16, or another multigrade engine oil of ILSAC GF-6B rating. (Note: the Camry V6’s manual recommends a different grade oil)|
|Oil filter||The standard part number for the oil filter is 04152-YZZA1 for the Toyota Camry Hybrid (and many other Toyota engines)|
|Spark plugs||For the Hybrid and I4 engines, Toyota recommends DENSO FC16HR-Q8 spark plugs (these are different from the V6 engine)|
|Coolant (including Inverter Coolant)||Toyota recommends Toyota Super Long Life Coolant, an OAT coolant based on ethylene glycol.|
|Engine air filter||The K&N air filter 33-3080 fits Camry Hybrids from 2018 onward.|
|Cabin air filter||Try a K&N washable air filter, type VF2054.|
|Hybrid transmission oil||Use Toyota Genuine ATF WS fluid.|
|Brake / clutch fluid||Use Toyota DOT 3 brake fluid or another FMVSS No. 116 or SAE J1703 fluid DOT 3 fluid e.g. Valvoline DOT 3 and 4|
|Grease||Use lithium soap-based grease for the chassis.|
Major Service Intervals for the Toyota Camry Hybrid
These are the major service intervals for the Toyota Camry Hybrid (2018+).
The table below excludes special service needed when driving your vehicle in “special conditions” — e.g. dirt/dusty roads, towing, or driving in extremes of hot, cold, or stop-start traffic. See the below maintenance schedule for more detail on that.
The boldfaced items are specific to the Hybrid model. There are some other items omitted that aren’t part of the Hybrid’s maintenance schedule.
|Minor service||– Check fluids|
– Rotate tires
– Inspect brake linings/drums
– Inspect wipers
– Inspect HV battery cooling intake filter (Hybrid-specific)
|5000 miles / 6 months|
|Oil change service||Above plus|
– Change oil (unless otherwise done)
– Change cabin air filter
|10000 miles / 12 months|
|Medium inspection||5000 mile service plus|
– Inspect undercarriage (suspension, ball joints, steering)
– Inspect coolant (including for inverter – Hybrid-specific)
|15000 miles / 18 months|
|Major inspection||15000 mile service plus|
– Inspecting the transmission, fuel system, steering, and radiator/cooling system
– Replace engine air filter and cabin air filter
|30000 miles / 3 years|
|Other items||Other major items at 60000 and 120000 mile mark — see below||60000 miles / 120000 miles etc.|
The service schedule in Europe / APAC is a bit different and doesn’t quite match up with the rows for that table — see the full maintenance schedule for the Europe / APAC Toyota Camry Hybrid below.
Maintenance schedule for the Toyota Camry Hybrid
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Toyota Camry 2018+ Hybrid adapted and simplified from the form in the manual.
The below maintenance schedule is derived from the US manual for the Toyota Camry with the Hybrid 2.5L / electric motor driven engine. Service intervals are the same as those for the Camry in the UK (where miles are still in use, too) — 5,000 miles. Maintenance mostly overlaps, so the same schedule can apply to both the US and the UK.
Notes on the maintenance schedule:
- Most items have both both time-based or distance-based maintenance intervals. Follow the earlier of the two.
- At the end of the schedule below, follow it in the same pattern (every 1, 2, 3, 4 services etc.)
- Some items are less frequent, e.g. replacing spark plugs or the coolant. They’re in a separate table below for “long-term” maintenance items.
- The Camry Hybrid is not available in AWD (unlike the I4 and previously the V6), so those items aren’t shown.
The items below may have a letter marked against them meaning you only need to perform the service if you use the vehicle in a certain way. Here’s what they mean.
- ✓ = Perform the service
- D: Perform the service if driving a lot on dirt roads or dusty roads.
- T: Perform the service when doing a lot of towing, using a car-top carrier, or loading the vehicle heavily.
- F: Perform the service if regularly driving below freezing temperatures (32 degrees F / 0 degrees Celsius)
- L: Perform the service if doing lots of low-speed driving or idling, e.g. heavy traffic time, or driving as a police, taxi, or delivery vehicle.
|mi x 1000||5||10||15||20||25||30|
|Replace engine oil (Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 0W-16)||D,T,F,L||✓||D,T,F,L||✓||D,T,F,L||✓|
|Replace oil filter (04152-YZZA1)||D,T,F,L||✓||D,T,F,L||✓||D,T,F,L||✓|
|Inspect HV battery cooling intake filter, clean as necessary||✓||✓||✓||–||✓||✓|
|Clean HV battery cooling intake filter||–||–||–||✓||–||–|
|Inspect ball joints / dust covers for looseness or damage. Replace if necessary.||D||D||✓||D||D||✓|
|Inspect drive shaft boots||D||✓||D||✓||D||✓|
|Inspect engine air filter||D||D||D||D||D||–|
|Replace engine air filter (33-3080)||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect steering linkage and boots||D||D||✓||D||D||✓|
|Inspect steering gear||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Replace cabin air filter (VF2054)||–||✓||–||✓||–||✓|
|Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis and body||D,T||D,T||D,T||D,T||D,T||D,T|
|Inspect brake lines and hoses for chafing, cracks, or damage. Replace if necessary||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Inspect radiator and condenser||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Inspect engine coolant||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Inspect rear differential oil||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Replace rear differential oil||–||–||T||–||–||T|
|Inspect automatic transmission for leakage||✓|
|Inspect automatic transmission fluid cooler hoses and connections||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect fuel lines and connections, tank band, and vapor vent hoses||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect fuel tank cap gasket||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect for leakage & fluid condition|
– Transmission for leakage
– Power steering fluid for leakage
– Brake fluid for leakage / condition
– Engine and inverter coolant for leakage, condition, freezing point
|Check wiper blades||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check installation of driver’s floor mat||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check brake pads / discs||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Other long-term maintenance for the Toyota Camry Hybrid (miles)
These items below need be done less frequently. In order to not have a very repetitive and hard-to-read maintenance schedule above, these are separated out below.
|Infrequent service items||Every (Hybrid engine only)|
|Replace auto transmission fluid if towing a lot, or driving a lot at low speeds (e.g. as courier or taxi)||60000 miles / 6 years|
|Inspect drive belts for cracks, wear, or oiliness. Replace if necessary||Initially at 60000 miles / 72 months, then every 15000 miles / 18 months|
|Replace engine coolant||At 100000 miles / 10 years, then every 50000 miles / 5 years|
|Inspect vacuum pump for brake booster||120000 miles / 12 years|
|Replace spark plugs (FC16HR-Q8)||120000 miles / 12 years|
|Replace inverter coolant||At 150000 miles / 15 years, then every 50000 miles / 5 years|
Europe/APAC Toyota Camry Hybrid Maintenance Schedule
The below maintenance schedule is from the Europe/APAC Toyota Camry Hybrid Warranty and Maintenance Schedule. It’s specific to the Camry Hybrid, with some subtle differences between it and the other maintenance schedules.
The service intervals are a bit different for many minor items.
- I: Inspect
- R: Replace
- T: Tighten
- C: Clean
|km x 1000||15||30||45||60||75||90|
|Engine oil filter||R||R||R||R||R||R|
|Cooling and heater system, hoses and connections|
Check radiator / condenser are not damaged or blocked with leaves, dirt, or insects
|Engine coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)|
See below for replacement schedule
|Inverter coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)||I||I||I|
|Exhaust pipes and mountings||I||I||I|
|Electrical / Fuel System|
(See Hybrid battery check notes below)
|Fuel filter, including the in-tank filter|
|Engine air cleaner filter (33-3080)||I||I||R||I||I||R|
|Fuel tank cap, fuel lines, connections and fuel vapour control valve||I||I||I|
|Chassis and Body|
|Brake pads and discs||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake fluid (Toyota DOT 3)||I||R||I||R||I||R|
|Brake pipes and hoses||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Steering wheel, linkage and steering gear||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Drive shaft boots||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Suspension ball joints and dust covers||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Automatic transmission fluid||I||I|
|Front and rear suspensions||I||I||I|
|Bolts and nuts on chassis and body|
Seat mounting bolts, and front and rear suspension member retaining bolts
|Tyres and inflation pressures||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Driver’s floor mat – fitment and retention||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Lights, horns, wipers and washers||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Seatbelt, webbing condition, buckle and retractor mechanism operation||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|HV Battery cooling intake filter||C||C||C||C||C||C|
|Air conditioner filter (VF2054)||R||R||R|
Other long-term maintenance for the Toyota Camry Hybrid 2018+ (metric)
Below are items that are only done infrequently. They’re separated out as it’d be cumbersome to include them in the above table.
But if you’re buying a used Camry, check to make sure these have been done.
|Infrequent service items||Every|
|Perform Hybrid health check||First at 5 years / 75000 km, then every year / 15000 km|
|Tighten bolts and nuts on chassis and body||6 years / 90000 km|
|Replace spark plugs (FC16HR-Q8)||7 years / 105000 km|
|Replace fuel filter, including the in-tank filter||8 years / 120000 km|
|Replace engine coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)||First at 10 years / 150000 km, then every 5 years / 75000 km|
|Replace inverter coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)||At 16 years / 240000 km, then every 5 years / 75000 km|
About the Toyota Camry Hybrid (8th gen)
The 8th gen Toyota Camry is Toyota’s bread-and-butter high-volume sedan. And the Hybrid option has been a popular one since launch, especially among fleet cars.
The Toyota Camry Hybrid uses a 2.5-litre (2487cc) inline four-cylinder engine with dual overhead cams and VVT-i on the intake and exhaust. The engine is rated for 176 hp at 5700 rpm, and 163 lb-ft of peak torque at 5200 rpm — slightly lower power than the 2.5 litre engine in the standard I4.
But the Camry Hybrid also has a high-voltage battery pack and an electric motor, which alone can put out a peak of 88 kW (118 hp) and 202 Nm (149 lb-ft), with that torque being available throughout the rev range of the gasoline engine.
The 2018+ Toyota Camry Hybrid’s power train has been re-engineered. It’s called THS II, and designed to not just be economical, but also to be sporty. You even can shift the transmission manually via the paddle shifters (on the SE grade) or with the console-mounted shift lever. Plus, Toyota added a “Sport” drive mode setting, that gives increased power from the hybrid system. There’s also an EV mode, which uses just electric drive.
The Camry Hybrid is available in LE, SE, and XLE grades. The LE grade has a Lithium Ion battery, whereas the SE and XLE have Ni-MH batteries.
Toyota moved the battery system from the trunk area to beneath the rear seat for the 8th gen Toyota Camry Hybrid. This helps keep the weight centered and the center of gravity low. They also made improvements in conversion and power generation efficiency, reducing energy loss by about 20% compared with the outgoing model, and reducing cooling system energy loss by about 10%.
Maintaining the Toyota Camry Hybrid is relatively similar to the non-Hybrid engine in principle. It has oil changes every 10000 miles or 15000 km, and very infrequent other service.
So if your other car is a high-performance Toyota, like the Toyota GR Yaris, then the Camry Hybrid would be an ideal daily driver parked next to it.
However, there are a number of Hybrid-specific maintenance items to perform on the Camry Hybrid, including
- Changing the filter for the inverter cooler
- Checking and eventually changing the inverter coolant
Plus, there are some items you can omit checking, like the vacuum brake booster — the Camry Hybrid uses regenerative braking (which can feel a little odd, but it works fine in practise).
Reference — Manual Screenshots from the Toyota Camry Hybrid (8th gen)
The above maintenance guidelines came from the 2022 manual for the Toyota Camry Hybrid, referencing the warranty and maintenance guide in particular. We checked this against years going back to 2018 for changes.
Like for many Toyota vehicles, Toyota provides this maintenance schedule as a list of individual checklists at different mileages. We compiled it into a schedule for convenience.
Screenshots are below for reference.
The Europe/APAC maintenance schedule is shown below, in km and with larger (12-month) service intervals.
You can download Toyota manuals for US vehicles from Toyota’s website here.