If you operate your vehicle primarily in any of the following conditions, you need to perform extra maintenance, as indicated. If you operate your vehicle occasionally under any of these conditions, it is not necessary to perform the extra maintenance. For specific recommendations, see your dealership service advisor or technician.

Towing a Trailer or Using a Car-top Carrier 
As required  Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart. 
Inspect frequently, service as required  Inspect rear axle and U-joints. Lubricate if equipped with grease fittings. 
See axle maintenance items under Exceptions
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km)  Change manual transmission fluid. 
Replace spark plugs. 


Extensive Idling or Low-speed Driving for Long Distances, as in Heavy Commercial Use Such as Delivery, Taxi, Patrol Car or Livery 
As required  Change engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart. 
Inspect frequently, service as required  Replace cabin air filter. 
Every 15000 mi (24,000 km)  Inspect engine air filter. Replace as required. 
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km)  Replace spark plugs. 


Operating in Dusty or Sandy Conditions Such as Unpaved or Dusty Roads 
Inspect frequently, service as required  Replace cabin air filter. 
Every 15000 mi (24,000 km)  Inspect engine air filter. Replace as required. 
Every 5000 mi (8,000 km)  Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag. 
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth. 
Every 5000 mi (8,000 km) or six months  Change engine oil and filter.1 
Every 50000 mi (80,000 km)  Change manual transmission fluid. 

1Reset your Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor after each engine oil and filter change.

Exclusive Use of E85 - Flex Fuel Vehicles Only 
Every oil change interval  If ran exclusively on E85, fill the fuel tank full with regular unleaded fuel. 

Exceptions
There are several exceptions to the Normal Schedule:
Rear Axle Maintenance
Axle fluid changes or level checks are not required unless a leak is suspected or the assembly has been submerged in water. Have the axle checked as soon as possible.
California Fuel Filter Replacement
If you register your vehicle in California, the California Air Resources Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item does not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability before the completion of your vehicle's useful life. Ford Motor Company, however, urges you to have all recommended maintenance services performed at the specified intervals and to record all vehicle service.
Hot Climate Oil Change Intervals
Vehicles operating in the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa or locations with similar climates using an American Petroleum Institute (API) Certified for Gasoline Engines (Certification mark) oil of SM or SN quality, the normal oil change interval is 3000 mi (4,800 km).
If the available API SM or SN oils are not available, then the oil change interval is 1800 mi (2,900 km).
Engine Air Filter and Cabin Air Filter Replacement
The life of the engine air filter and cabin air filter is dependent on exposure to dusty and dirty conditions. Vehicles operated in these conditions require frequent inspection and replacement of the engine air filter and cabin air filter.