[quote author=Cripes_A_Mighty link=topic=82464.msg2927442#msg2927442 date=1234302298]
This one's easy. Just open your glovebox and you'll find your Ford "Scheduled Maintenance Guide" right behind your owner's manual in the little black zippered book with the Ford logo on it. "Normal Schedule" says to change the automatic transaxle fluid at 60,000 and 120,000 miles. So that's your minimum recommendation. Driving long distances at low speed, using a car-top carrier, operating in dusty conditions or off-road operation [??] halves that to every 30,000 miles. I'm doing mine every 30,000 at the dealer so the torque converter gets flushed too. I have 67,000 on my '07 and it shifts like new. "You can pay me now or you can pay me later."
As ciscoford23 stated, the "Normal Maintenance" service interval for changing the fluid in the Fusion/Milan/MKZ transmission (Aisin) is 150,000 miles (not 60,000).
Unfortunately, you were looking at the wrong Schedule in your Maintenance Schedule Booklet. It seems you were looking at the "Normal Schedule for Trucks Vans and SUV's". They have a 60,000 mile "Normal Schedule" change interval.
It is a bit confusing and this mistake has been made before, so do not feel bad. Everyone needs to keep in mind that our Scheduled Maintenance Guide is not
vehicle specific. It contains information for all Ford and Lincoln Mercury vehicles, with multiple transmissions and engines. So when we are reading the Scheduled Maintenance Guide, we must be sure to look in the correct section and
to read it carefully, being sure the section we are reading pertains to our particular car (and type of driving service).
You need to read further into the Scheduled Maintenance Guide and find the "Normal Schedule for Cars and CUV's."
In the 2009 Fusion online version, this information starts on page 29. In my 2007 MKZ Scheduled Maintenance Guide it begins on page 15. So the correct page number will vary from vehicle to vehicle.
For you there was no harm done though, as the "Recommended Interval" on our Aisin trans for "Severe duty, towing a trailer or using a camper or car-top carrier" etc, is 30,000 miles. So you are changing at the recommended "Severe Duty" interval anyway.
Hope this information helps.