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Toyota Camry: Periodic maintenance

Periodic maintenance / Periodic maintenance

Introduction of periodic maintenance

The following tables show the normal maintenance schedule. Depending upon weather and atmospheric conditions, varying road surfaces, individual driving habits and vehicle usage, additional or more frequent maintenance may be required.

Periodic maintenance beyond the last period shown on the tables requires similar maintenance.

Emission control system maintenance



  • 1) After 40,000 miles (64,000 km) or 48 months, inspect every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) or 12 months. Replace the drive belts if found damaged.
  • (2) If operating mainly in dusty conditions, more frequent maintenance may be required.
  • 3) Maintenance-free item. For service procedures, refer to the fl section
  • (4) First replacement interval is 105,000 miles (168,000 km) or 84 months. After first replacement, replace every 75,000 miles (120,000 km) or 60 months.
  • (5) Use only Genuine NISSAN Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant (blue) or equivalent with proper mixture ratio of 50% anti-freeze and 50% demineralized or distilled water. Mixing any other type of coolant or the use of non-distilled water will reduce the life expectancy of the factory fill coolant.
  • (6) Replace spark plug when the plug gap exceeds 1.35 Mm (0.053 In) even if within specified periodic replacement mileage.
  • (7) Periodic maintenance is not required. However, if valve noise increases, inspect valve clearance
  • Maintenance items and intervals with “*” are recommended by nissan for reliable vehicle operation. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the emission warranty or manufacturer recall liability. Other maintenance items and intervals are required.

Chassis and body maintenance



  • Maintenance items with “ ” should be performed more frequently according to “maintenance under severe driving conditions”.

  • (1) Use only genuine nissan cvt fluid. If towing a trailer, using a camper or a car-top carrier or driving on rough or muddy roads, inspect cvt fluid deterioration at nissan dealer every 60,000 miles (96,000 km), then change cvt fluid if necessary. And if the inspection is not performed, change (not just inspect) cvt fluid every 60,000 miles (96,000 km). Using transmission fluid other than genuine nissan cvt fluid will damage the cvt, which is not covered by the nissan new vehicle limited warranty.
  • (2) If towing a trailer, using a camper or a car-top carrier, or driving on rough or muddy roads, change (not just inspect) oil at every 30,000 miles (48,000 km), 24 months.
  • (3) Refer to “tire rotation” under the “general maintenance” heading earlier in this section.

Maintenance under severe driving conditions

The maintenance intervals shown on the preceding pages are for normal operating conditions. If the vehicle is mainly operated under severe driving conditions as shown below, more frequent maintenance must be performed on the following items as shown in the table.

Severe driving conditions

  • Repeated short trips of less than 5 miles (8 km).
  • Repeated short trips of less than 10 miles (16 km) with outside temperatures remaining below freezing.
  • Operating in hot weather in stop-and-go “rush hour” traffic.
  • Extensive idling and/or low speed driving for long distances, such as police, taxi or door-to-door delivery use.
  • Driving in dusty conditions.
  • Driving on rough, muddy, or salt spread roads.
  • Towing a trailer, using a camper or a car-top carrier.

Recommended fluids and lubricants


     Recommended fluids and lubricants

    Fluids and lubricants *1: For additional information, see “engine oil recommendation”. *2: As an alternative to this recommended oil, sae 5w-30 conventional petroleum based oil may

     Engine maintenance

    Drive belt Drive belt : inspection Alternator Drive belt auto-tensioner Crankshaft pulley A/c compressor Water pump Drive belt Possible use range New drive belt range Ndica

     Chassis and body maintenance

    In-cabin microfilter In-cabin microfilter : removal and installation REMOVAL Remove the in-cabin microfilter cover. CAUTION: Before removing the in-cabin microfilter cover, let the vehicle r


     Screen Flicker or Color Distortion

    PROCEDURE 1. CHECK DISPLAY SETTING (a) Reset display settings (contrast, brightness) and check that the screen appears normal. OK: The display returns to normal. OK END NG PROCEED TO NEXT SUSPECTED AREA SHOWN IN PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

     Poor Sound Quality in All Modes (Low Volume)

    PROCEDURE 1. CHECK AUDIO SETTINGS (a) Set treble, middle and bass to the initial values and check that the sound is normal. OK: The sound returns to normal. HINT: Sound quality adjustment measures vary according to the type of amplifier. OK END NG

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