Home Page About Us Contribute




Escort, Inc.

Tweets by @CrittendenAuto










By accessing/using The Crittenden Automotive Library/CarsAndRacingStuff.com, you signify your agreement with the Terms of Use on our Legal Information page. Our Privacy Policy is also available there.

TRW Automotive

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

TRW Automotive
Vehicle Parts Manufacturer

Topic Navigation
Official Site: TRWaftermarket.com
Wikipedia: TRW Inc.
Wikipedia: TRW Automotive

Page Sections
History
Multimedia
Article Index
Documents
A manufacturer of automotive parts and systems. TRW was founded as the Cleveland Cap Screw Company in 1901, became Thompson Ramo Wooldridge Inc. in 1958 and began using the TRW name in 1959. It was involved in multiple industries, and when it was purchased by Northrop Grumman in 2002 for its aerospace business the automotive division was spun off as TRW Automotive, which as of 2015 a brand of ZF Friedrichshafen.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's TRW Automotive page on 18 October 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

TRW Automotive, headquartered in Livonia, Michigan was an American global supplier of automotive systems, modules, and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and related aftermarkets. In 2015, TRW Automotive was acquired by ZF Friedrichshafen and subsequently has been renamed ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

TRW formally stood for "Thompson Ramo Wooldridge"; it was formed when Thompson Products merged with Ramo-Wooldridge in 1958. The company operated primarily surrounding the design, manufacture and sale of safety systems. It operated approximately 200 facilities with 66,100 employees in 26 vehicle-producing countries.

When aerospace company Northrop Grumman purchased competitor TRW in 2002, it sold TRW's automotive division to private equity firm Blackstone Group. TRW Automotive went public in a February 2004 initial public offering (IPO), after which Blackstone held a 56.7% interest in TRW, Northrop Grumman, 17.2%, and TRW management, 1.7%. The company can trace its history back to TRW Inc's beginnings in 1901, but was founded as TRW Automotive in 2002.

On September 15, 2014, it was announced that German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen will buy TRW Automotive for approximately $13.5 billion including debt. The takeover was completed on the 15th May 2015, and TRW Automotive now operates as part of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, as Division 'Active & Passive Safety Technology'.

Timeline

1904 - First two-piece automotive valve for Winton Motors Company
1909 - Wooden wheels for Ford Model T
1928 - Parking brakes for Ford
1932 - Composite Brake Drum
1935 - Wedge/Roller Actuated Drum Brake
1939 - Standard equipment hydraulic brake systems
1946 - Power brake systems
1952 - Integral power steering system for Chrysler New Yorker
1957 - Disc Brake System - Europe
1964 - Brake proportioning valves
1964 - Disc Braking System - North America
1967 - Rack and pinion steering
1968 - Electronically Controlled Anti-Lock Braking System
1972 - Power rack and pinion steering
1979 - Colette Front Calipers
1986 - Rear Wheel ABS system
1987 - Seat belt pre-tensioning device
1988 - Remote keyless entry system
1989 - Switches made in TRW Sunderland
1994 - Complete vehicle occupant restraint system
1994 - Four-wheel ABS systems for GM
1994 - Frontal airbag and sensor system
1994 - Single-source production of Vehicle Occupant Restraint System
1994 - Solid propellant frontal airbag system, including crash sensors
1996 - Electronic Actuation System with Brake Assist
1998 - Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering
2001 - Airbag Rollover Canopy System
2001 - Electrically Powered Steering
2001 - Vehicle Stability Control
2002 - Active Control Retractor
2002 - Adaptive Cruise Control
2002 - Electric Park Brake
2003 - Weight-based Occupant Classification System
2004 - Silicon initiator technology for airbag inflators
2004 - Touch Sensor Technology capacitive sensing for interior vehicle controls
2005 - Active Dynamic Control family of active suspension systems
2006 - Non-rotating driver airbag technology
2006 - Slip Control Boost hybrid braking stability control technology
2007 - Efficient Climate Control system to maintain occupant comfort and enhance fuel economy
2007 - Electric Drum-in-Hat park brake technology
2007 - ESC-R regenerative brake technology for hybrid vehicles
2008 - Active Buckle Lifter seat belt system to enhance convenience, comfort and safety
2008 - First Lane Keeping System, integrating camera and electric steering technology
2008 - Head protection system for convertible vehicles
2008 - Scalable Airbag Electronic Control Unit for emerging markets
2015 - Acquired by ZF Friedrichshafen


Multimedia

14 July 2017
15-17074 Nicole Thompson v. TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
TRW Automotive U.S. LLC appeals the district court's judgment in favor of Nicole Thompson in a diversity strict products liability action, arising after Thompson sustained injuries in an automobile accident in which the airbag did not deploy.
Download 15-17074 Nicole Thompson v. TRW Automotive U.S. LLC - 433MB - 32:28


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
3 October 2002Beach Cities Robotics and TRW Open HouseBeach Cities Robotics Team 294
18 November 2003EXEL AWARDED NEW LOGISTICS CONTRACT BY TRWMilan Crosse Partners Ltd.
10 June 2008New Frontier Of Intelligent Safety, TheAnthony Fontanelle
30 July 2012German Subsidiary of TRW Automotive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. CarsU.S. Department of Justice
29 October 2014TRW Integrated Chassis Systems, LLC; North American Braking Division; A Subsidiary of TRW Automotive Including On-Site Leased Workers From Adecco and DM Burr; Saginaw, Michigan; Negative Determinations Regarding Eligibility To Apply for Worker Adjustment Assistance And Alternative Trade Adjustment AssistanceFederal Register: DoL (Del Min Amy Chen)
31 January 2015National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Safety AdvisoryNHTSA
31 January 2015Previously Recalled Vehicle Remedies Not Working as Designed; NHTSA Announces Follow up Recall of 2.12 Million Cars and SUVsNHTSA
15 May 2015ZF Friedrichshafen AG and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order To Aid Public CommentFederal Register: Federal Trade Commission (Donald S. Clark)
6 August 2015Certain Vision-Based Driver Assistance System Cameras, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same: Commission's Determination To Review-in-Part a Final Initial Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337; Request for Written Submissions; Extension of the Target DateFederal Register: ITC (Lisa R. Barton)


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
8 February 200200E-047.004; Third Supplemental Submission
From: Donald W. Commons, Dana Corporation
To: Kenneth N. Weinstein, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 238KB - 2 pages
PDF - 209KB - 4 pages
2 April 2002Defect Information Report
From: Debra Shumar, ArvinMeritor
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 349KB - 7 pages
23 April 2002Initial Acknowledgement Fax Sheet of Receipt of Defect Information Report Submitted Under 49 CFR Part 573
From: Jonathan D. White, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Donald W. Commons, Dana Corporation
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 71KB - 2 pages
23 May 2002Customer Notification Letter and Techical Bulletin
From: Marlene Voorhees, ArvinMeritor
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 1.1MB - 27 pages
23 May 2002Initial Acknowledgement Fax Sheet of Receipt of Defect Information Report Submitted Under 49 CFR Part 573
From: Kelly Schuler, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Debra L. Shumar, ArvinMeritor
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 41KB - 1 page
6 June 2002Campaign Notifications to Purchasers in accordance with 49 CFR 573.5
ArvinMeritor
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 725KB - 16 pages
25 July 2002Part 573 Defect and Non-Compliance Report
TRW Model 20-EDL Tie Rod End Sockets
Chance Coach, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 132KB - 3 pages
30 July 2002Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
ArvinMeritor
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 48KB - 1 page
PDF - 43KB - 1 page
16 August 2002NHTSA Recall 02E017003
ArvinMeritor, TRW
Steering:Linkages:Tie Rod Assembly
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
16 August 2002Part 573 Defect and Non-Compliance Report
TRW Model 20-EDL Tie Rod End Sockets
Chance Coach, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 136KB - 5 pages
4 September 2002NHTSA File: 02E-017.002 - Second Amendment to September 2000, Defect Information Report...
From: Niran Audimoolam, ArvinMeritor
To: Kelly Schuler, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 147KB - 3 pages
19 September 2002From: George Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Lonnie Skinkis, Chance Coach, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 53KB - 2 pages
4 October 2002Equipment Recall 02E-017.102 TRW Tie-Rod Recall
Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 288KB - 6 pages
30 October 2002Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
ArvinMeritor
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 45KB - 1 page
PDF - 44KB - 1 page
17 December 2002Initial Acknowledgement Fax Sheet of Receipt of Defect Information Report Submitted Under 49 CFR Part 573
From: George Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Roger Lackore, Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 107KB - 3 pages
2 January 2003Vehicle or Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Pierce Manufacturing
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 28KB - 1 page
31 January 2003Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
ArvinMeritor
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 42KB - 1 page
PDF - 43KB - 1 page
5 January 2003Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Optima Bus Corp.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 47KB - 1 page
6 January 2003Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Chance Coach, Inc.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 15KB - 1 page
30 April 2003Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
ArvinMeritor
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 44KB - 1 page
PDF - 44KB - 1 page
1 July 2003Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Optima Bus Corp.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 45KB - 1 page

PDF - 39KB - 1 page
10 July 2003TRW Tie-Rod Recall Service Kits
Pierce Manufacturing
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 20KB - 1 page
30 July 2003Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
ArvinMeritor
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 45KB - 1 page
PDF - 45KB - 1 page
1 October 2003TRW Tie-Rod Recall Service Kits
Pierce Manufacturing
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- KB - 1 page
1 October 2003Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Optima Bus Corp.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 48KB - 1 page
PDF - 43KB - 1 page
30 October 2003Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
ArvinMeritor
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF - 45KB - 1 page
PDF - 45KB - 1 page
5 January 2004Vehicle Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Optima Bus Corp.
NHTSA Recall 02E017003

PDF
- 37KB - 1 page
8 April 2008Federal-Mogul Corporation: Part 573.6 Notitication
From: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
To: Recall Management Division, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 323KB - 3 pages
8 April 2008NHTSA Recall 08E033000
Carquest K7147, Carquest K7329, MasterPro K8683, Moog K7147, Moog K7329, One Source K8683, Parts Depot K8683, Parts Master K8683, Treadsaver K8683, TRW 104353, 1984 Chrysler E Class, 1984-1986 Chrysler Laser, 1984-1990 Chrysler LeBaron, 1984-1988 Chrysler New Yorker, 2001-2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 1989-1990 Chrysler TC, 1990 Chrysler Town and Country, 1984-1988 Dodge 600, 1984-1989 Dodge Aries, 1984-1990 Dodge Caravan, 1984-1987 Dodge Charger, 1984-1990 Dodge Daytona, 1988-1990 Dodge Grand Caravan, 1985-1989 Dodge Lancer, 1984-1988 Dodge Mini Ram Van, 2000-2005 Dodge Neon, 1984-1990 Dodge Omni, 1984 Dodge Rampage, 1987-1990 Dodge Shadow, 1989-1990 Dodge Spirit, 1995-2000 Ford Contour, 1999-2002 Mercury Cougar, 1995-2000 Mercury Mystique, 1989-1990 Plymouth Acclaim, 1985-1988 Plymouth Caravelle, 1988-1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager, 1984-1990 Plymouth Horizon, 2000-2001 Plymouth Neon, 1984-1989 Plymouth Reliant, 1987-1990 Plymouth Sundance, 1985 Plymouth Turismo, 1984-1990 Plymouth Voyager
SuspensionNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
24 April 2008Ball Joint Recall Attachment A
Ball Joint Affected Date Codes and Applications
Federal Mogul
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 57KB - 1 page
2 May 2008Campaign #08E-033
From: Joe Stephan, Federal-Mogul Corporation
To: Distributors
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 70KB - 2 pages
5 May 2008Aftermarket Ball Joint Assemblies
From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 121KB - 3 pages
21 July 2008Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 51KB - 1 page
October 2008Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 14KB - 1 page
January 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 28KB - 1 page
4 February 2009From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Glen Parker, Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 43KB - 1 page
April 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 25KB - 1 page
July 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 36KB - 1 page
October 2009Equipment Safety Recall Quarterly Report Information
Federal Mogul Corporation
NHTSA Recall 08E033000

PDF
- 43KB - 1 page
25 July 2017Nicole Thompson v. TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Memorandum

PDF
- 350KB - 3 pages


Connect with The Crittenden Automotive Library

The Crittenden Automotive Library at Google+ The Crittenden Automotive Library on Facebook The Crittenden Automotive Library on Instagram The Crittenden Automotive Library at The Internet Archive The Crittenden Automotive Library on Pinterest The Crittenden Automotive Library on Twitter The Crittenden Automotive Library on Tumblr  
 
 


The Crittenden Automotive Library

Home Page    About Us    Contribute