Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2015
Feb. 25, 2016
Jun. 30, 2015
Document Document And Entity Information [Abstract]      
Document Type 10-K    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2015    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2015    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Trading Symbol FDML    
Entity Registrant Name Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation    
Entity Central Index Key 0001419581    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Current Reporting Status No    
Entity Voluntary Filers Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   169,040,651  
Entity Public Float     $ 346