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Severe drop in mileage in my 2012 Camry XLE 4 cylinder

stalwart19stalwart19 Member Posts: 2
edited December 2014 in Toyota
I have a 2012 Camry XLE 4 cyl. Due to a critical situation last week, a total of 6 people was travelling in the car and after around 40 miles, I could smell gas during driving . I stopped the car immediately and checked for leakage under the car and also popped up the hood to check for leakage.. But did not see any leakage anywhere. After that I pumped around 5 gallons of gas and parked it . In the night when I started the car again, the fuel meter was only little above the reserve and definitely around 2 gallons only was present in the car. Around 3 gallons were missing. I was shocked to see this and also witnessed heavy drop in mileage after filling up the car again and driving with just myself. The Average miles per gallon display suddenly dropped to 15.1 mpg from 27.1 and slowly increased and now it stands at 25 mpg. I continuously checked for leaks since then and cannot find anything on the road or wherever I park. I took it to the nearest Toyota dealer to check the car and he checked/confirmed that there is nothing wrong with the vehicle. The maintenance light came up but the service representative said that it is common and will start blinking after 5k miles. I changed synthetic oil on Oct 2,2014 but have driven more than 5k miles. I am not sure what to do . Request your valuable inputs. Thanks.

***Update***: After the above incident, I had driven around 250+ miles and the car is consuming more gas than before. I am able to notice this huge difference .

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  • stalwart19stalwart19 Member Posts: 2
    edited December 2014
    ***Update***: After the above incident, I had driven around 250+ miles and the car is consuming more gas than before. I am able to notice this huge difference .
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