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Fuel Economy has dropped dramatically

I keep track of my fuel economy at every fill-up. Just recently, I noticed the fuel gage needle had dropped an eighth of a tank after only about 25 miles of driving. After a bit more driving (52 miles total since last fill-up), I filled the tank again with just over 3 gallons of gas, for and MPG of just under 17 MPG. Obviously, this is way out of line for a 2009 Camry under normal driving conditions. Any suggestions?

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  • derekjp2000 Nov 21, 2008

    I have the standard tires and the check engine light is not on. Average temperature has been in the 30's, but I've filled up a few other times in these same conditions with no noticeable difference. This recently measured mileage is about 30% below my average.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    I have a 2004 camry and the ambient temperature has changed in this midwestern winter but, the mileage has dropped from 31 to 20 mpg on the last two tanks. It didn't go down that much last year. Only a drop from 31 to about 28mpg the last two winters. I put on new tires, (same size as the OEM tires) and there was no improvement,

  • mrdaddydebo Dec 08, 2008

    two things to do to improve fuel economy: have the tsb done for shift improvement and hesitation. remove the factory air filter because it makes the engine starve for AIR and replace it with a PUROLATER air filter or FRAM. the toyota air filter is TOO RESTRICTIVE!!!!!!

  • lesterallen May 11, 2010

    Have you noticed any change in the performance other than fuel economy?

  • Toyota Ed May 11, 2010

    What have the ambient temperatures been? The best fuel mileage is attained at 68 degrees F.

    Is your check engine light on?

    Have you put wider/low profile tires on it?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Only has 1100 miles

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CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTER!!!! INSTALL A PUEROLATOR OR FRAM AIR FILTER FOR THE MODEL YEAR OF YOUR CAR. I DID THAT FOR MY 2007 CAMRY AND I PROBABLY PICKED UP 3-4 MPGS. THE TOYOTA FILTER MIGHT BE TOO RESTRICTIVE!!!

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  • mrdaddydebo Aug 27, 2009

    drive ur automatic in 4th gear instead of DRIVE. Bein' in drive all

    the time 2 me wastes gas cuz the trans iz in overdrive all the time.

    Overdrive iz useles around town!!!

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