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Ford Fiesta routine maintenance guide (2013 to 2017 models)

Ford Fiesta routine maintenance guide (2013 to 2017 models)

Wondering how much engine oil to put in your Ford Fiesta? Thinking about changing your Fiesta’s gearbox oil? You've come to the right place. Haynes has all the routine maintenance facts you need, whether it's the right type of coolant, what type of engine oil to use, the power steering fluid and more... all of the Ford Fiesta service specs are here.

Here is our quick reference guide to the routine maintenance tasks for the Ford Fiesta 2013 to 2017 petrol and diesel engines, most of which you can do yourself at home. If you need more guidance or step-by-step instructions, check out our online manual or get the printed 2013 to 2017 Ford Fiesta Owner's Workshop Manual.

Oil Change

Engine Oil Type 5W/20 Ford specification WSS-M2C948-B. Eg. Castrol Magnatec Stop-Start 5W/20 (petrol engines)
  SAE 5W/30 Ford specification WSS-M2C913-C. Eg. Castrol Magnatec Stop-Start 5W/30 (all diesel engines except 1.5 litre engine codes XUJA, XUJB, XVJB and XVJC)
  SAE 0W/30 Ford specification WSS-M2C950-A. Eg, Castrol Magnatec Stop-Start 0W/30 (1.5 litre engine codes XUJA, XUJB, XVJB and XVJC)
Engine Oil Capacity (including oil filter) 5.1 litres (1.0 litre EcoBoost (turbocharged) petrol engines)
  4.1 litres (1.25 litre petrol engines)
  4.1 litres (1.6 litre petrol engines)
  3.9 litres (all diesel engines)
Oil Drain Plug Torque 25 Nm (1.0 litre petrol engines)
  28 Nm (1.25 and 1.6 litre petrol engines)
  35 Nm (all diesel engines)
Oil Filter Cover Torque 25 Nm (diesel engines only)

Transmission Fluid Change

Manual Transmission Fluid Type SAE 75W FE gear oil Ford specification WSD-M2C200-D2 API GL-4 fully synthetic. Eg, Castrol Syntrans FE 75W
Powershift Transmission Fluid Type SAE 75W FE gear oil Ford specification WSD-M2C200-D2 API GL-4 fully synthetic. Eg. Castrol Syntrans FE 75W
Manual Transmission Fluid Capacity 2.3 litres
Powershift Transmission Fluid Capacity 1.7 litres
Manual Transmission Fluid Filler/Level Plug Torque 35 Nm
Powershift Transmission Fluid Level & Drain Plug Torque 43 Nm

Coolant Replacement

Coolant Type 50/50 mix of water and Motorcraft SuperPlus pink/red antifreeze Ford specification WSS-M97B44-D
Coolant System Capacity 5.8 litres (all petrol engines)
  6.1 litres (all diesel engines)

Other Miscellaneous Fluid Types

Brake And Clutch Fluid Type DOT 4 brake fluid

Other Miscellaneous Torque Specs

Roadwheel Nuts 135 Nm 
Front Caliper Guide Pin Bolts 26 Nm*
Front Caliper Mounting Bracket Bolts 70 Nm
Spark plugs 13 Nm (1.0 litre petrol engines)
  15 Nm (1.25 and 1.6 litre petrol engines)

*Do not re-use

Ford Fiesta 2013 to 2017 Maintenance Schedule

The maintenance intervals from our manual are provided with the assumption that you, not the dealer, will be carrying out the work. These are the minimum intervals recommended by us for vehicles driven daily. If you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often. We encourage frequent maintenance, since it enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your vehicle. 

If the vehicle is driven in dusty areas, used to tow a trailer, or driven frequently at slow speeds (idling in traffic) or on short journeys, more frequent maintenance intervals are recommended.

When the vehicle is new, it should be serviced by a dealer service department (or other workshop recognised by the vehicle manufacturer as providing the same standard of service), in order to preserve the warranty. The vehicle manufacturer may reject warranty claims if you are unable to prove that servicing has been carried out as and when specified, using only original equipment parts or parts certified to be of equivalent quality. 

Petrol engine models

Every 250 miles

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the coolant level
  • Check the screenwash fluid level
  • Check the brake/clutch fluid level
  • Check the tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check the condition of the battery
  • Check the condition of the wiper blades

 

Every 6000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first

  • Renew the engine oil and filter 

Note: Ford recommend that the engine oil and filter are changed every 12 500 miles or 12 months. However, oil and filter changes are good for the engine, and we recommend that the oil and filter are renewed more frequently, especially if the car is used on a lot of short journeys.

Every 12,500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

  • Renew the pollen filter, where applicable 
  • Check all components, pipes and hoses for fluid leaks 
  • Check the condition of the auxiliary drivebelt 
  • Check the antifreeze/inhibitor strength
  • Check and if necessary adjust the handbrake 
  • Check the condition of the exhaust system components
  • Check the condition and operation of the seat belts 
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks 
  • Check the front brake pads and discs for wear 
  • Check the rear brake shoes and drums for wear 
  • Check the steering and suspension components for condition and security 
  • Check the condition of the driveshaft gaiters 
  • Check the roadwheel nuts are tightened to the specified torque 
  • Carry out a road test 

 

Every 37,500 miles or 3 years, whichever comes first

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

  • Renew the spark plugs 
  • Renew the air filter 
  • Check the braking system rubber hoses 

 

Every 62,500 miles 

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

  • Renew the timing belt and tensioner – 1.25 and 1.6 litre engines 

Note:Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 100 000 miles or 8 years, it is strongly recommended that the interval suggested above is observed, especially on cars which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks. 

 

Every 100,000 miles or 8 years, whichever comes first

  • Adjust the valve clearances 
  • Renew the auxiliary drivebelt – 1.25 and 1.6 litre engines
  • Renew the timing belt, tensioner and idlers – 1.0 litre engines

Note: Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 150,000 miles or 10 years, it is strongly recommended that the interval suggested above is observed, especially on cars which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks. 

Every 2 years, regardless of mileage

  • Renew the brake fluid 
  • Check the manual transmission fluid level
  • Renew the remote control batter
  • Renew the coolant

Note:Ford state that, if their purple Super Plus antifreeze is in the system from new, the coolant need only be changed every 10 years. If there is any doubt as to the type or quality of the antifreeze which has been used, we recommend this shorter interval be observed.

Every 150,000 miles or 10 years, whichever comes first

  • Adjust the valve clearances – 1.0 litre engines
  • Renew the auxiliary drivebelt – 1.0 litre engines

 

Diesel engine models

Every 250 miles

  • Check the engine oil level
  • Check the coolant level
  • Check the screenwash fluid level
  • Check the brake/clutch fluid level
  • Check the tyres and tyre pressures
  • Check the condition of the battery
  • Check the condition of the wiper blades

 

Every 6000 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first

  • Renew the engine oil and filter 

Note: Ford recommend that the engine oil and filter are changed every 12 500 miles or 12 months. However, oil and filter changes are good for the engine, and we recommend that the oil and filter are renewed more frequently, especially if the car is used on a lot of short journeys. 

 

Every 12,500 miles or 12 months, whichever comes first

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

  • Renew the pollen filter, where applicable 
  • Drain any water from the fuel filter 
  • Check all components, pipes and hoses for fluid leaks 
  • Check the condition and tension of the auxiliary drivebelt 
  • Check the antifreeze/inhibitor strength
  • Check and if necessary adjust the handbrake 
  • Check the condition and operation of the seat belts 
  • Check the condition of the exhaust system components
  • Lubricate all hinges and locks 
  • Check the front brake pads and discs for wear 
  • Check the rear brake shoes and drums for wear 
  • Check the steering and suspension components for condition and security 
  • Check the condition of the driveshaft gaiters 
  • Check the roadwheel nuts are tightened to the specified torque 
  • Carry out a road test 

 

Every 37,500 miles or 3 years, whichever comes first

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

  • Renew the fuel filter 
  • Renew the air filter 
  • Check the braking system rubber hoses 

 

Every 56,250 miles 

In addition to the items listed above, carry out the following:

  • Renew the timing belt and tensioner

Note: Although the normal interval for timing belt renewal is 112 500 miles or 10 years, it is strongly recommended that the interval suggested above is observed, especially on cars which are subjected to intensive use, ie, mainly short journeys or a lot of stop-start driving. The actual belt renewal interval is very much up to the individual owner, but bear in mind that severe engine damage will result if the belt breaks.

 

Every 112 500 miles or 10 years, whichever comes first

  • Renew the auxiliary drivebelt 

 

Every 2 years, regardless of mileage

  • Renew the brake fluid 
  • Check the manual transmission fluid level
  • Renew the remote control battery
  • Renew the coolant
  • Renew the coolant 

Note: Ford state that, if their purple Super Plus antifreeze is in the system from new, the coolant need only be changed every 10 years. If there is any doubt as to the type or quality of the antifreeze which has been used, we recommend this shorter interval be observed.