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ArvinMeritor Receives Quality Performance Award from Honda

TROY, Mich., April 5, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced that its Meritor Suspension Systems Co. (MSSC) joint venture with Mitsubishi Steel Manufacturing Co. is a recipient of Honda's Quality Performance Award, for achieving a defect rate of zero parts per million (PPM) from January to December 2005 at its site in Chatham, Ont., Canada. The facility, part of ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group, was recognized at the Honda Supplier Conference March 15 at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC.

"Our customers rightfully expect, and deserve, excellence," said Cesar Ungaretti, vice president and general manager, and president of MSSC. "It's a great honor for the MSSC team in Chatham to be recognized by Honda for their hard work. This is also a very important accomplishment distinguishing us as a company that puts quality first."

"Receiving the Honda Quality Performance Award is a reflection of how we manage our quality systems with a focus on zero PPM," added David Hunt, Chatham site manager. "Through our culture of continuous improvement, everyone strives for perfection -- and we're proud to have realized this at our facility."

The Chatham site produces stabilizer bars for the Acura MDX, as well as stabilizer bar assemblies for the Honda Pilot, Ridgeline and Element models.

ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group posted more than $4.8 billion in sales during fiscal year 2005, and employs more than 15,000 people at 73 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 $8.8 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 certain aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 29,000 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.

Colleen Hanley
ArvinMeritor, Inc.

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