My 2010 Toyota Prius keeps running out of oil (about once a month it is completely dry). It is not leaking because I have placed paper under it for several days and there is never oil on the paper.

Asked by Jun 15, 2014 at 08:12 PM about the 2010 Toyota Prius

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Toyota Prius 2010 runs out of oil (dipstick is dry) about once a month.  I drive alot -
freeway mostly.  There is no leaking.  I am using full synthetic 0-20 oil that is
recommended by Toyota.  I have the oil professionally changed every 5000 miles.  What
could be causing my hybrid car to burn so much oil?

1 Answer

209,855

Read through all 7 Pages on this link. I got through 2 of them, Check the PCV valve and you might think of going with a heavier weight oil due to all the highway mileage to slow down consumption........http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/t opics/2763986/1........In the meantime, check the oil more frequently, like once a week or before the dipstick is dry and add as required.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • KYB or OEM Struts 14 answers

    Does anyone have an opinion about the ride quality or durability of either the KYB or OEM struts for the 2009 Toyota Prius. The original first set lasted only 64,000 miles, so, I'm leaning tow...

    2009 Toyota Prius Liftback

    -

    General

  • Why is 2010 Toyota Camry burning oil at 65,000 miles? 37 answers

    My well cared for 2010 Toyota Camry 4 cyl. has had synthetic oil changed every 5,000 miles at dealership as recommended. Last week my oil light came on. I was 2 qts down at the dealer today and they c...

    2010 Toyota Camry Base

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • oil leak 10 answers

    i have an oil leak on a 1997 camry 4 banger 2.2 l. it isn't coming from the valve cover gasket or the oil pan. looks like the oil is commlng from the upper back side side of the engine. what else is ...

    1997 Toyota Camry

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2010 toyota tundra location of oil filter 3 answers

    2010 Toyota Tundra Limited Double Cab 5.7L

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I own a 2000 Celica. The oil consumption is excessive. Is this common? 6 answers

    My Toyota Celica (one owner) has done 160,000 miles and still going strong. Nice car apart from design blind spot. Uses alot of oil. So I took it to my mechanic (who is exceptionally good). He said th...

    2000 Toyota Celica

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Toyota Prius Questions

Toyota Prius Experts

#1 raae
raae
Reputation 600
#2 TupeloMS
TupeloMS
Reputation 520
#3 jrdregs
jrdregs
Reputation 360
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,432 Great Deals out of 99,711 listings starting at $700
Used Honda Civic
1,131 Great Deals out of 63,725 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
1,298 Great Deals out of 67,024 listings starting at $1,595
Used Honda Accord
1,205 Great Deals out of 77,328 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota RAV4
1,099 Great Deals out of 53,309 listings starting at $1,588
Used Honda Fit
236 Great Deals out of 17,100 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Volt
53 Great Deals out of 6,093 listings starting at $7,600
Used Honda CR-V
1,307 Great Deals out of 75,455 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Yaris
87 Great Deals out of 9,902 listings starting at $2,789
Used Nissan Altima
1,091 Great Deals out of 85,582 listings starting at $695
Used Ford Fusion
1,238 Great Deals out of 72,800 listings starting at $1,295

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Prius For Sale
8,405 listings starting at $23,307
2016 Toyota Prius For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 5,933 listings starting at $16,984
2015 Toyota Prius For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 922 listings starting at $11,799
2014 Toyota Prius For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 942 listings starting at $9,883
2013 Toyota Prius For Sale
165 Great Deals out of 2,326 listings starting at $8,989