Toyota Camry Gas 3.5L V6 (2018+, 8th gen) Complete Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals
This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Toyota Camry V6 3.5L (a.k.a. the “8th gen”), made for a long time in multiple generations of the Toyota Camry, but in a more modern incarnation since 2017 (and the 2018 Camry).
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.
The latest generation Toyota Camry has been available in an AWD option from mid-2020 for the i4 (non-Hybrid) and V6 engines. However, the V6 / AWD combination has been discontinued from 2022.
The Toyota Camry 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 untoward leaks, which tend to only happen through harsh use. But aside from being an everyday car, it has a lot of luxury and performance options that can make it quite a pleasure to drive.
The maintenance schedules are slightly different in the miles-based or km-based manuals. Both are shown below.
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What you need to service your Toyota Camry V6 (8th gen)
If you want to do a service on your Toyota Camry V6 (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 8th gen (V6) Spec|
|Engine oil||Toyota recommends Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 0W-20, or another multigrade engine oil of ILSAC GF-6A rating. (Note: the Camry 2.5L I4 recommends a different grade oil)|
|Oil filter||The standard part number for the oil filter is 04152-YZZA1 for the Toyota Camry V6 (and many other Toyota engines)|
|Spark plugs||For the V6 engine, Toyota recommends DENSO FK20HBR8 spark plugs.|
|Coolant||Toyota recommends Toyota Super Long Life Coolant, an OAT coolant based on ethylene glycol.|
|Engine air filter||The K&N air filter 33-2443 fits Camrys with a V6 engine from 2012 onward.|
|Cabin air filter||Try a K&N washable air filter, type VF2054 (for both V6 and L4).|
|Differential oil (AWD)||Use Toyota Genuine Differential Gear Oil LT 75W-85 GL-5 or an equivalent.|
|Transfer case oil (AWD)||Use Toyota Genuine Differential Gear Oil LT 75W-85 GL-5 or an equivalent.|
|Automatic 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
* FMVSS No. 116 or SAE J1704 fluid DOT 4 fluid
e.g. Valvoline DOT 3 and 4
|Grease||Use lithium soap-based grease for the chassis.|
Major Service Intervals for the Toyota Camry V6
These are the major service intervals for the Toyota Camry V6 (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 the above
|Minor service||– Check fluids|
– Rotate tires
– Inspect brake linings/drums
– Inspect wipers
|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)
– Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
– Inspect coolant
– Inspect differential and transfer case oil
|15000 miles / 18 months|
|Major inspection||15000 mile service plus|
– Inspecting the transmission, fuel system, steering, and radiator/cooling system
– Replace air filters (for engine and for cabin)
|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 V6 below.
Maintenance schedule for the Toyota Camry V6 3.5L
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Toyota Camry 2018+ V6.
The below maintenance schedule is derived from the US manual for the Toyota Camry with the V6 3.5L engine. Service intervals are the same as those for the Camry in the UK — 5,000 miles. Maintenance mostly overlaps, so the same schedule can apply to both the US and the UK.
Notes on the maintenance schedule:
- Where there are 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. They’re in a separate table below.
Toyota provides different warranty and maintenance booklets for different regions. The maintenance schedule looks different in more ways than just converting imperial to metric units; consult each one as appropriate.
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.
- ✓ = 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-20)||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 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 (33-2443)||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect steering linkage and boots||D||D||✓||D||D||✓|
|Inspect steering gear||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Replace cabin air filter (VF2054)||–||✓||–||✓||–||✓|
|Re-torque propeller shaft bolt (AWD)||D,T||D,T||✓||D,T||D,T||✓|
|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 transfer case oil (AWD)||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Replace transfer case oil (AWD)||–||–||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|
– Sealed transmissions for leakage
– Differential(s) and transfer case (AWD) for leakage
– Power steering fluid for leakage
– Brake fluid for leakage / condition
– Engine 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 V6 3.5L (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|
|Replace spark plugs |
Note: I4 Camry engine only needs replacement at 120000 miles
|60000 miles / 6 years|
|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 / 6 years, then every 15000 miles / 18 months|
|Replace engine coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)||At 100000 miles / 10 years, then every 50000 miles / 5 years|
|Replace vacuum pump for brake booster||120000 miles / 12 years|
Europe/APAC Toyota Camry V6 Maintenance Schedule
The below maintenance schedule is from the Europe/APAC Toyota Camry Warranty and Maintenance booklet.
The service intervals are a bit different for many minor items, though oil change intervals are effectively the same.
- I: Inspect
- R: Replace
- T: Tighten
|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
|Engine oil cooler hoses and connections||I||I||I|
|Exhaust pipes and mountings||I||I||I|
|Electrical / Fuel System|
|Engine air cleaner filter||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 pipes and hoses||I||I||I||I||I||I|
|Vacuum pump for brake booster||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|
|Automatic transmission fluid cooler hoses and connections||I||I|
|Front and rear suspensions||I||I||I|
|Bolts and nuts on chassis and body||T|
|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|
|Air conditioner filter (VF2054)||R||R||R|
Other long-term maintenance for the Toyota Camry V6 3.5L (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|
|Tighten bolts and nuts on chassis and body||6 years / 90000 km|
|Replace spark plugs||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 6 years / 75000 km|
About the Toyota Camry V6 3.5L
The modern Toyota Camry is the same commuter sedan that it has always been. But the 3.5L Toyota Camry V6 spices up what otherwise might be a somewhat humdrum commute to the shops or to pick the kids up from school. Because the 3.5L V6 engine in the modern 2018+ Toyota Camry really churns.
The 3456cc V6 has a medium compression ratio of 11.8:1, but puts it to good use. The V6 engine makes 301 hp (221 kW) at 6600 rpm, and 267 ft-lb (362 Nm) at 4700 rpm. Quite a bit of pull, which is why Toyota also uses it in their American-markets mid-size pickup truck. (The V6 engine isn’t available in all markets, e.g. APAC, which only get the I4 and Hybrid.)
Power goes to the ground via a direct shift ECT-i 8-speed automatic transmission and a front wheel drive.
The modern Camry comes in a lot of different trims.
- L — standard with LED lights and DRLs and 16-inch steel wheels. Standard air con, backup camera, 4.2 inch TFT info display, power windows / locks, radar cruise control / lane departure alerts, and audio controls on the steering wheel
- LE — same, but with 17-inch alloy wheels, different interior trim, and an alarm system
- SE — same but with a few styling elements, 18-inch alloy wheels, single-zone climate control, special seats, and a leather-trimmed steering wheel with a display and paddle shifters
- XSE — same as SE but tinted lights, dual exhausts, 19-inch alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, wireless smartphone charging, a 7-inch TFT display, drive modes, and a 10-inch color HUD, and also a fancier audio system
- XLE — LED lights without the tint and 18-inch alloy wheels. Also a wood interior trim.
The Toyota Camry V6 comes in all of these trims, with options in each of them.
What makes the Camry special? It’s often — unjustifiably, I want to add — mocked as a “boring” car. The Camry is reliable, effective, and comfortable, but it doesn’t scream “soul”.
But there’s still a dedicated legion of Camry owners who think that the car deserves more credit than it gets. It’s one of the highest selling cars by volume in the world for a reason. And the V6 is part of that reason; with power figures that sports cars would have been happy to flaunt just twenty years earlier, the top-engined Camry can really hustle.
Just in case you thought the Camry would always be boring, there’s even a TRD spec Camry!
The Camry TRD comes with a host of improvements to make it track ready — though the engine remains its standard configuration. The changes include
- More solid chassis via thicker underbody braces
- Lower, sportier suspension — Lower springs, and TRD shocks
- Stronger brakes — 328 mm (12.9 inch) rotors with dual-piston calipers, painted bright red so you can see them through the wheels
- Matt black 19-inch alloy TRD rims
- A TRD-tuned exhaust for a sportier growl
- Spoiler body kit
- Interior improvements – sport seats, controls, etc.
- Other aero improvements on the outside
Maintaining the Toyota Camry V6 is of course very easy. With oil changes only every 10000 miles or 15000 km, and very infrequent other service needed, the Camry is the perfect car to park next to your Toyota GR Yaris that you keep reserved for weekend fun.
Reference — Manual Screenshots from the Toyota Camry V6
The above maintenance guidelines came from the 2022 manual for the Toyota Camry non-hybrid, referencing the warranty and maintenance guide in particular.
Like for many Toyota vehicles, Toyota provides this maintenance schedule as a list of individual checklists at different mileages.
Screenshots are below for reference.
The Europe/APAC maintenance schedule is shown below.
You can download Toyota manuals for US vehicles from Toyota’s website here.