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2015 Camry Hybrid XLE: checking engine oil

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Old 10-19-2017, 11:39 AM
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Default 2015 Camry Hybrid XLE: checking engine oil

Realizing that I deserve to be ridiculed for daring to ask such a question, I'm gonna do it, anyway.

Is there a dipstick for checking the oil level in the electric motor? I've owned this car for over a year - in that time, my wife has only put about 8000 miles on the car. We've had the engine oil changed once. I do not attempt to do any hands-on car maintenance these days. To be blunt, too fat, too old, too stupid.

But, I check the engine oil from time to time and I can only find a dipstick for the gasoline engine. I have not been able to find one for the electric motor.

So, do I need to worry about the oil level in the electric motor? Is there a way to check it?
 
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:20 PM
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The electric motor does not have oil. The cars transmission does. The transmission has no dipstick.

The hybrid trans fluid is advertised as "lifetime." However there is no such thing as lifetime trans fluid. It is inspected by its color when compared to a color chart.

A dealer may state to change it 100K, while DIY owners may state something closer to 50K. Changing trans oil is CHEAP insurance against trans problems.

The lack of dipstick on Toyota trans (gas or gas/hybrid) began sometime ago. These trans have drain and fill ports.
 
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