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Toyota Camry I4 2.5L (2018+, 8th gen, non-hybrid) Complete Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

2021 Toyota Camry I4 XSE Blueprint RHS front 3-4 static

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Toyota Camry I4 2.5L (from 2018+, a.k.a. the “8th gen”). We refer to it as an I4 (for “inline-four”) to distinguish it from the Hybrid and V6 variants.

The 2018+ Toyota Camry is available in three engine specifications:

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 combo has been discontinued in most markets.

Maintaining each of those engine specs is slightly different, with subtle variations in intervals and in parts needed for the service. It’s easiest to split them apart.

The engine in this particular Toyota Camry is a 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder engine. It’s twin cam, with four valves per cylinder, and VVT-iE on the intake valves and VVT-I on the exhaust valves.

With 2487cc of displacement, it makes around 149 kW / 203 hp depending on the trim , or around 250 Nm / 184 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm, with the XSE trim Camry i4 making slightly more.

For the inline four-cylinder Toyota Camry, power goes to the ground via an 8-speed ECT-i automatic and FWD or optional AWD (from 2020).

The Toyota Camry (regardless of engine configuration) 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.

The maintenance schedules for the Toyota Camry I4 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 I4 2.5L (8th gen)

If you want to do a service on your Toyota Camry I4 (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.

ItemToyota Camry 8th gen (I4) Spec
Engine oilToyota 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 filterThe standard part number for the oil filter is 04152-YZZA1 for the Toyota Camry I4 (and many other Toyota engines)
Spark plugsFor the I4 engine, Toyota recommends DENSO FC16HR-Q8 spark plugs (these are different from the V6 engine)
CoolantToyota recommends Toyota Super Long Life Coolant, an OAT coolant based on ethylene glycol.
Engine air filterThe K&N air filter 33-2443 fits Camrys with a I4 engine from 2017 onward.
Cabin air filterTry 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 oilUse Toyota Genuine ATF WS fluid.
Brake / clutch fluidUse 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
GreaseUse lithium soap-based grease for the chassis.
Toyota Camry 8th gen I4 2.5L maintenance parts

Major Service Intervals for the Toyota Camry I4

These are the major service intervals for the Toyota Camry I4 (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

ServiceDetailsEvery (US/UK)
Minor service– Check fluids
– Rotate tires
– Inspect brake linings/drums
– Inspect wipers
5000 miles / 6 months
Oil change serviceAbove plus
– Change oil (unless otherwise done)
– Change cabin air filter
10000 miles / 12 months
Medium inspection5000 mile service plus
– Inspect undercarriage (suspension, ball joints, steering)
– Re-torque propeller shaft bolt (AWD)
– Inspect coolant
– Inspect differential and transfer case (AWD) oil
15000 miles / 18 months
Major inspection15000 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 itemsOther major items at 60000 and 120000 mile mark — see below60000 miles / 120000 miles etc.
Toyota Camry I4 — Service Intervals

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 I4 below.

Maintenance schedule for the Toyota Camry I4

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Toyota Camry 2018+ I4, 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 I4 2.5L 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:

  • 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.

Legend

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 100051015202530
months61218243036
Replace engine oil (Toyota Genuine Motor Oil 0W-16)D,T,F,LD,T,F,LD,T,F,L
Replace oil filter (04152-YZZA1)D,T,F,LD,T,F,LD,T,F,L
Inspect ball joints / dust covers for looseness or damage. Replace if necessary.DDDD
Inspect drive shaft bootsDDD
Inspect engine air filterDDDDD
Replace engine air filter (33-2443)
Inspect steering linkage and bootsDDDD
Inspect steering gear
Replace cabin air filter (VF2054)
Re-torque propeller shaft bolt (AWD)D,TD,TD,TD,T
Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis and bodyD,TD,TD,TD,TD,TD,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 oilTT
Inspect transfer case oil (AWD)
Replace transfer case oil (AWD)TT
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, and freezing point
Rotate tyres
Check wiper blades
Check installation of driver’s floor mat
Check brake pads / discs
Toyota Camry I4 2.5L (2018+, 8th gen) maintenance schedule (imperial)

Other long-term maintenance for the Toyota Camry I4 2.5L (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 itemsEvery (I4 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 necessaryAt 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
Inspect vacuum pump for brake booster120000 miles / 12 years
Replace spark plugs (FC16HR-Q8)120000 miles / 12 years
Toyota Camry I4 — Infrequent Service Items

Europe/APAC Toyota Camry I4 Maintenance Schedule

The below maintenance schedule is from the Europe/APAC Toyota Camry Warranty and Maintenance Schedule. It’s specific to the I4, with some subtle differences.

The service intervals are a bit different for many minor items.

Legend

  • I: Inspect
  • R: Replace
  • T: Tighten
months122436486072
km x 1000153045607590
Engine
Drive beltsIIIIII
Engine oilRRRRRR
Engine oil filterRRRRRR
Cooling and heater system, hoses and connections
Check radiator / condenser are not damaged or blocked with leaves, dirt, or insects
IIII
Engine coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)
See below for replacement schedule
III
Engine oil cooler hoses and connections III
Exhaust pipes and mountingsIII
Electrical / Fuel System
BatteryIIIIII
Fuel filter, including the in-tank filter
Engine air cleaner filterIIRIIR
Fuel tank cap, fuel lines, connections and fuel vapour control valveIII
Charcoal canisterIII
Chassis and Body
Brake pedalIIIIII
Brake pads and discsIIIIII
Brake fluidIRIRIR
Brake pipes and hosesIIIIII
Vacuum pump for brake boosterIIIIII
Steering wheel, linkage and steering gearIIIIII
Drive shaft bootsIIIIII
Suspension ball joints and dust coversIIIIII
Automatic transmission fluidII
Automatic transmission fluid cooler hoses and connectionsII
Front and rear suspensionsIII
Bolts and nuts on chassis and body
Seat mounting bolts, and front and rear suspension member retaining bolts
T
Accessory itemsIIIIII
Tyres and inflation pressuresIIIIII
Rotate wheelsIIIIII
Driver’s floor mat – fitment and retentionIIIIII
Lights, horns, wipers and washersIIIIII
Seatbelt, webbing condition, buckle and retractor mechanism operationIIIIII
Air conditioner filter (Cabin air filter) (VF2054)RRR
Toyota Camry — Maintenance schedule (metric)

Other long-term maintenance for the Toyota Camry I4 2.5 (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 itemsEvery
Tighten bolts and nuts on chassis and body6 years / 90000 km
Replace spark plugs (FC16HR-Q8)7 years / 105000 km
Replace fuel filter, including the in-tank filter8 years / 120000 km
Replace engine coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)First at 10 years / 150000 km, then every 6 years / 75000 km
Toyota Camry I4 (Gas) 2.5L — Infrequent service items (Metric)

About the Toyota Camry I4 2.5L (8th gen)

The 8th gen Toyota Camry is Toyota’s bread-and-butter high-volume sedan that tops sales in most markets in which it sells.

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The base model Toyota Camry engine is the inline four-cylinder engine. It’s a highly efficient and advanced design that gives great fuel economy in mixed use even without a hybrid drive.

2019 Toyota Camry i4 engine 2.5L
Toyota Camry four-cylinder engine

The inline four-cylinder engine is a 2487 cc (2.5 liter) twin-cam four valve per cylinder engine, with VVT on both the intake and exhaust valves. It’s a decently powered engine, making around 150 kW / 200 hp at 6600 rpm, and quite a lot of torque for an inline four — over 182 ft-lb or nearly 250 Nm peak.

Coupled with a bit more aggressive gearing in the 8-speed transmission than the US’s V6 model, the inline four doesn’t ever feel slow — but don’t expect this to be a sports car.

In the US, the Toyota Camry is available in a number of trims. There’s the:

  • 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.

Even if you don’t get one of those standard packages, many of the items are options.

In other markets, these trims may have different names. For example, the various trim levels in Australia are known as “Camry Ascent”.

Maintaining the Toyota Camry with a four-cylinder non-hybrid engine is quite simple. 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 Supra that you keep reserved for the track.

Reference — Manual Screenshots from the Toyota Camry I4 2.5L

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.

Toyota camry i4 2018-2022 Metric Europe Australia APAC maintenance schedule

You can download Toyota manuals for US vehicles from Toyota’s website here.

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