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New MOOG® Complete Knuckle Assemblies Simplify Bearing Replacement, Save Time on Several Popular Applications

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ industry-leading MOOG® Steering and Suspension brand has introduced premium-quality complete knuckle assemblies that dramatically simplify bearing replacement and save time on several popular late-model passenger vehicle applications. MOOG, official steering and suspension of NASCAR®, is a brand of global vehicle components from manufacturer Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML).

New MOOG complete knuckle assemblies include all of the premium components – MOOG knuckle and backing plate with corrosion-resistant E-coat; MOOG wheel hub assembly; National® axle bearing; axle nut; and lock ring – needed for a complete repair. By relying on this comprehensive, bolt-on solution, service providers can save time and eliminate the need for special tools or a press, resulting in an easier installation.

“Once again, MOOG has delivered an innovative solution that offers significant benefits for the front-line service provider,” said Bryon Osterland, general manager, Chassis, Americas, Federal-Mogul Motorparts. “We are confident this product will streamline bearing replacement on an ever-growing range of passenger vehicle models.”

MOOG complete knuckle assemblies are now available for the following applications:

2002-2005  Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer*
2006-2011  Ford Focus
2002-2006  Nissan Altima (2.5L)
2006-2010  Volkswagen Beetle (280mm rotor diameter)
1998-2005  Volkswagen Beetle (1.9L and 2.0L)
2010  Volkswagen Golf (1968cc/2.0L, “BE” VIN 7th and 8th digit)
2007-2010  Volkswagen Golf (1984cc/2.0L, “BE” VIN 7th and 8th digit)
1999-2006  Volkswagen Golf (1.9L and 2.0L)
1999-2000  Volkswagen GTI (2.0L)
1999-2005  Volkswagen Jetta (1896cc/1.9L, “9M” or “1” VIN 7th and 8th digit)
   Volkswagen Jetta (1984cc/2.0L, “9M” or “1” VIN 7th and 8th digit)

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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 ANCO® wipers; 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

*Inspection of parking brake shoes and hardware recommended as part of this repair
**BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at

Drew Shippy (Pinnacle Media) – 330.688.3500

Karen Shulhan (Federal-Mogul Motorparts) – 248.354.4383

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