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 message appearing in the information display prompting you to change your oil.
  • Example 1: The message comes on at 28,751 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 (All-Wheel Drive only).  
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 (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.  
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.*  
Perform multi-point inspection.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)   Change automatic transmission fluid.  

*Reset your Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor after engine oil and filter changes.   See   Oil Change Indicator Reset
Exceptions
There are several exceptions to the Normal Schedule:
Rear Axle and PTU Maintenance
The Power Transfer Unit (PTU) and rear axle (All-Wheel Drive only) in your vehicle does not require any normal scheduled maintenance, unless the vehicle has experienced extended periods of extreme or severe duty cycle driving or both PTU and the axle has been submerged in water. Checking the PTU and rear axle fluid is not necessary unless the unit shows signs of leakage. 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 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.