Counterfeit Honda, Toyota Car Parts Seized in UAE
In operation conducted by the Ajman Police and the Ajman Department of Economic Development (ADED), total 158,415 fake spare auto parts have been seized. The parts were being sold off as belonging to 14 international brands, which included Mercedes, BMW, Nissan, GMC, Toyota, Ford, Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Honda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Kia, and AlDelco.
The seizure will allow the agencies to protect and secure consumer rights while combating commercial fraud and dealing with the violators with a strong hand.
Mohammed Al Kutbi, Director(Consumer Protection Department), ADED, said his department was fully committed to taking measures that deter commercial fraud so as to attract customers and investors in the Ajman region. He also spoke about raising the emirate’s competitiveness and putting it on a global economic map by such efforts.
The seizure of the counterfeit parts happened after a complaint from an international automaker regarding fake spare parts trade in Al Helio. Ajman Police was called in to participate in the joint raid, and legal action will be taken against all violators.
Al Kutbi also outlined that his department would continue to carry out such inspections regularly while monitoring and raising awareness for combating commercial fraud. The efforts not only work on ensuring quality and safety standards of products but also on raising public awareness for consumer rights protection.
Fake auto parts can jeopardise the safety of a car and hence, it is advisable to use the original parts from the company.