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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Receives Second Patent on Innovative MOOG® Vertical Control Arm Bushing

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal-Mogul Motorparts has been issued a second U.S. patent for its innovative MOOG® Problem Solver® vertical control arm bushing design. The latest MOOG patent (US 9,327,570 B2) covers an improved design and a variety of enhanced methods associated with the manufacture of the Problem Solver part, including preparation of the housing and bearing, and final assembly.

The first patent (US 8,925,944) for the Problem Solver bushing, issued in January 2015, covers an exclusive ball-and-socket configuration that contributes to up to 10 times longer component service life than original equipment style parts. These bushings – already available for millions of Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda and Toyota vehicles – also  help dramatically reduce the time required for control arm installation.

MOOG now holds 48 U.S. patents covering an array of steering and suspension part designs.

“The MOOG product engineering team never stops innovating – we are always looking for ways to extend our value proposition through even greater component strength, durability, performance and ease of installation,” said Richard Harvey, engineering director steering and suspension products, Federal-Mogul Motorparts.

MOOG’s Problem Solver ball-and-socket design provides enhanced durability along with improved steering and handling characteristics compared to OE-designed bushings in certain applications. These Problem Solver bushings are also permanently lubricated and sealed with premium MOOG boots to prevent contamination.

The hard rubber used in conventional bushings can also make it difficult for technicians to align the sleeve with the vehicle frame bolt hole. The new MOOG bushings offer fast, easy sleeve alignment.

To learn more about MOOG Problem Solver parts, please visit or contact your MOOG supplier. Additional product updates can be found on Facebook at, on Twitter at and on Instagram at

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.

Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, wipers and a range of chassis components. The company’s aftermarket brands include BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products and lighting.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit

*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH

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Drew Shippy (Pinnacle Media) – 330.688.3500

Gary Mason (Federal-Mogul Motorparts) – 248.354.9846

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