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.
Perform the services shown in the following tables when specified or within of the message appearing in the information display prompting you to change your oil.
  • Example 1: The message comes on at 28750 mi (46,270 km). Perform the 30000 mi (48,000 km) automatic transmission fluid replacement.
  • Example 2: The message has not come on, but the odometer reads 30000 mi (48,000 km) (for example, the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor was reset at 25000 mi (40,000 km). Perform the engine air filter replacement.

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 (four wheel drive only). 
Inspect half-shaft boots. 
See axle maintenance items under Exceptions
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)  Change automatic transmission fluid. 
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km)  Replace spark plugs. 


Extensive Idling or Low-speed Driving for Long Distances, as in Heavy Commercial Use 
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. 
Replace engine air filter. 
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)  Change automatic transmission fluid. 
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. 
Replace engine air filter. 
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 
Perform multi-point inspection. 
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)  Change automatic transmission fluid. 

1Reset your Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor after engine oil and filter changes.   See  Oil Change Indicator Reset

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

Exceptions
There are several exceptions to the Normal Schedule:
Axle and PTU maintenance: The Power Transfer Unit (PTU) and rear axle (four wheel drive only) in your vehicle does not require any normal scheduled maintenance. Vehicles are electronically monitored and notify the driver required service by displaying a message in the information display. The PTU lubricant will be more likely to require a change if the vehicle has experienced extended periods of extreme/severe duty cycle driving. Changing or checking the PTU lubricant is not necessary unless the unit has been submerged in water, shows signs of leakage or a message indicating required service is displayed. Contact your authorized dealer for service.
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 5000 mi (8,000 km).
If the available API SM or SN oils are not available, then the oil change interval is 3000 mi (4,800 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.