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 the engine oil and filter as indicated by information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart.  
Inspect frequently, service as required   Inspect the U-joints (AWD only).  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)   Change the automatic transmission fluid.  
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km)   Replace the 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 the engine oil and filter as indicated by information display and perform services listed in the Normal Scheduled Maintenance chart.  
Inspect frequently, service as required   Replace the cabin air filter.  
Replace the engine air filter.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)   Change the automatic transmission fluid.  
Every 60000 mi (96,000 km)   Replace the spark plugs.  


Operating in Dusty or Sandy Conditions Such as Unpaved or Dusty Roads  
Inspect frequently, service as required   Replace the cabin air filter.  
Replace the engine air filter.  
Every 5000 mi (8,000 km)   Inspect the wheels and related components for abnormal noise, wear, looseness or drag.  
Rotate the tires, inspect tires for wear and measure tread depth.  
Every 5000 mi (8,000 km) or six months   Change the engine oil and filter.1  
Perform a multi-point inspection.  
Every 30000 mi (48,000 km)   Change the automatic transmission fluid.  

1Reset 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:
Axle and PTU Maintenance
The Power Transfer Unit (PTU) and rear axle (AWD only) in your vehicle does not require any normal scheduled maintenance. Changing or checking the PTU lubricant is not necessary unless the unit has been submerged in water or shows signs of leakage. 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.
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.