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Arvin Sango Receives Toyota Improvement Recognition

TROY, Mich., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced that its U.S. joint venture, Arvin Sango, Inc., received Toyota's Breakthrough Supplier Quality Recognition for improved product quality and increased efficiency at its Madison, Ind., exhaust assembly facility. During a personal visit with employees on June 17, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc., Atsushi Niimi, and President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, Inc., Ray Tanguay, presented the recognition and congratulated the team on its achievements.

"Toyota won't accept any kind of defect," noted Dan Baughman, executive vice president and secretary-treasurer of Arvin Sango, in a recent interview with The Madison Courier. "In January 2003, the Madison facility began to take the necessary steps toward achieving the next level of production quality. With Toyota's help, we set improvement goals, and together we tackled the tough issues that were impeding our performance. Receiving this recognition is a great testament to the power of collaboration between a supplier and its customer."

Arvin Sango, Inc. is a 50/50 joint venture between ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group and Sango Co., Ltd. Formed in 1988, the business principally serves Toyota in North America with exhaust and emissions components and systems, as well as body shell stampings.

ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group posted $4.8 billion in sales during fiscal year 2004, and employs 17,000 people at 75 facilities in 23 countries. LVS -- a market leader in the product categories it serves -- supplies integrated systems and modules to the world's leading passenger car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and systems design expertise in apertures, undercarriage, wheel and emissions control, LVS combines high-quality components into cost-effective, performance-based solutions for virtually every car and light truck on the road today.

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $8 billion global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and related aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 31,000 people at more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 25 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com .

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

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Media Inquiries:
Colleen Hanley
ArvinMeritor, Inc.

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