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 3000 mi (4,800 km) of the OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message appearing in the information display.
  • Example 1: The OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message comes on at 28,751 mi (46,270 km). Perform the 30000 mi (48,000 km) automatic transmission fluid replacement.
  • Example 2: The OIL CHANGE REQUIRED 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 and lubricate U-joints.  
See axle maintenance items under Exceptions.  
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km)   Replace spark plugs. (Gasoline Engine).  


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 engine air filter. (Gasoline Engine).  
Inspect the air filter restriction gauge. Replace the filter if necessary (Diesel Engine).  
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km)   Replace spark plugs. (Gasoline Engine).  


Operating in Dusty or Sandy Conditions (Such as Unpaved or Dusty Roads)  
Inspect frequently, service as required   Replace engine air filter. (Gasoline engine).  
Inspect the air filter restriction gauge. Replace the filter if necessary (Diesel Engine).  
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  

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

Off-road Operation  
Inspect frequently, service as required   Inspect steering linkage, ball joints and U-joints. Lubricate if equipped with grease fittings.  
Replace engine air filter. (Gasoline engine).  
Inspect the air filter restriction gauge. Replace the filter if necessary (Diesel Engine).  
Every 5000 mi (8,000 km) or six months   Change engine oil and filter.1  
Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.  
Rotate tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.  

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. (Gasoline Engine).  

Diesel Engine
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 the engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display, and perform the services listed in the scheduled maintenance chart.  
See the axle maintenance items under Exceptions.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km) or six months, 600 engine hours   Replace the engine-mounted and frame-mounted fuel filters.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km) or 1200 engine hours   Inspect the engine and cooling system coolant concentration (freeze-point protection) and additive (corrosion inhibitor) strength. Add coolant additive if necessary.  
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km) or 2400 engine hours   Flush and refill the coolant. Do not add coolant additive.  

Note:   After the initial coolant flush and fill at 60000 mi (96,000 km) or 2400 engine hours, flush and fill every 45000 mi (72,000 km) or 1800 engine hours thereafter.

Frequent or Extended Idling (Over 10 Minutes Per Hour of Normal Driving) or Frequent Low-speed Operation if your Vehicle is Used for Stationary Operation  
As required   Change the engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display, and perform the services listed in the scheduled maintenance chart.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km), six months or 600 engine hours   Replace the engine-mounted and frame-mounted fuel filters.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km) or 1200 engine hours   Inspect the engine and cooling system coolant concentration (freeze-point protection) and additive (corrosion inhibitor) strength. Add coolant additive if necessary.  
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km) or 2400 engine hours   Flush and refill the coolant. Do not add coolant additive.  

Note:   After the initial coolant flush and fill at 60000 mi (96,000 km) or 2400 engine hours, flush and fill every 45000 mi (72,000 km) or 1800 engine hours thereafter.

Frequent Low-speed Operation, Consistent Heavy Traffic Under 25 mph (40 km/h) or Long Rush-hour Traffic  
As required   Change the engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display, and perform the services listed in the scheduled maintenance chart.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km), six months or 600 engine hours   Replace the engine-mounted and frame-mounted fuel filters.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km) or 1200 engine hours   Inspect the engine and cooling system coolant concentration (freeze-point protection) and additive (corrosion inhibitor) strength. Add coolant additive if necessary.  
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km) or 2400 engine hours   Flush and refill the coolant. Do not add coolant additive.  

Note:   After the initial coolant flush and fill at 60000 mi (96,000 km) or 2400 engine hours, flush and fill every 45000 mi (72,000 km) or 1800 engine hours thereafter.

Sustained High-speed Driving at Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (Maximum Loaded Weight for Vehicle Operation)  
As required   Change the engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display, and perform the services listed in the scheduled maintenance chart.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km), six months or 600 engine hours   Replace the engine-mounted and frame-mounted fuel filters.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km) or 1200 engine hours   Inspect the engine and cooling system coolant concentration (freeze-point protection) and additive (corrosion inhibitor) strength. Add coolant additive if necessary.  
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km) or 2400 engine hours   Flush and refill the coolant. Do not add coolant additive.  

Note:   After the initial coolant flush and fill at 60000 mi (96,000 km) or 2400 engine hours, flush and fill every 45000 mi (72,000 km) or 1800 engine hours thereafter.

Operating in Sustained Ambient Temperatures Below -9°F (-23°C) or Above 100°F (38°C)  
As required   Change the engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display, and perform the services listed in the scheduled maintenance chart.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km), six months or 600 engine hours   Replace the engine-mounted and frame-mounted fuel filters.  


Operating in Dusty or Sandy Conditions (Such as Unpaved or Dusty Roads)  
Every 7500 mi (12,000 km)   Rotate the tires1, inspect the tires for wear and measure tread depth.  
Inspect the brake system pads and rotors.  
Inspect the air filter restriction gauge. Replace the filter if necessary.  
Inspect the steering and suspension ball joints and tie rods. Lubricate any grease fittings.  
Every 7500 mi (12,000 km), six months or 300 engine hours   Change the engine oil and filter.2  
Inspect and lubricate the U-joints.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km), 6 months or 600 engine hours   Replace the engine-mounted and frame-mounted fuel filters.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)   Replace the air inlet foam filter.  

1Rotate the front wheels on vehicles with dual rear wheels when specified. Rotate the rear wheels if unusual wear is noted.
2Reset the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor after engine oil and filter changes.

Off-road Operation  
As required   Inspect functional holes in exhaust tip to make sure they are clean and clear of debris or foreign materials. Refer to the Vehicle Care chapter of your owner’s manual for more information. (Diesel Engine).  
Inspect the steering and suspension ball joints and tie rods. Lubricate any grease fittings.  
Every 7500 mi (12,000 km), six months or 300 engine hours   Rotate the tires, inspect the tires for wear and measure tread depth.  
Inspect the brake system pads and rotors.  
Inspect the air filter restriction gauge. Replace the filter if necessary.  
Every 7500 mi (12,000 km) or 300 engine hours   Change the engine oil and filter.1  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km), six months or 600 engine hours   Replace the engine-mounted and frame-mounted fuel filters.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)   Replace the air inlet foam filter.  

1Reset the Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor after engine oil and filter changes.

Using Biodiesel, up to and Including 20% Biodiesel (B20)  
As required   Change the engine oil and filter as indicated by the information display, and perform the services listed in the scheduled maintenance chart.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km), six months or 300 engine hours   Replace the engine-mounted and frame-mounted fuel filters.  

Exceptions
There are several exceptions to the Normal Schedule.
Axle and Transfer Case Maintenance
Axle(s) and transfer case (Four-wheel drive vehicles) fluid changes or level checks are not required unless a leak is suspected or the assembly has been submerged in water. Contact an 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 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 Replacement
The life of the engine 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.
Diesel Particulate Filter
Over time, a slight amount of ash builds up in the diesel particulate filter, which is not removed during the regeneration process. The filter may need to be replaced with a new or remanufactured part at approximately 250000 mi (400,000 km). Actual mileage varies depending on engine and vehicle operating conditions.
In this case, the engine control system sets a service light (wrench icon) to inform you to bring your vehicle to the dealer for service. If there are any issues with the oxidation catalyst or particulate filter system, a service light (wrench or engine icon) sets by the engine control system to inform you to bring your vehicle into a dealer for service.