In the seating division, numbers were hit by the end of production of several models and the strike at GM's plants in the US. The strikes took EUR 8m off the sales number.
Ignoring this, the sales drop was in line with the previous quarter. But, Faurecia said, the division is outperforming the global automotive market, which shrank faster.
'Since the beginning of the year, our sales posted a solid outperformance versus automotive production of close to 300 basis points (0.3%),' said CEO Patrick Koller.
He added that the company repeated its profit guidance for the year, and that his company is on track for a record year of order intake in 2019.
The company did not give any profit or earnings guidance.