The sales of Counterfeit Fiat Parts and Fiat copyright material on internet
auction sites is widespread.
Fake items include many
copies of Fiat Car Parts and re-engineered or copied
products (Counterfeit Fiat Car Spares, Fake Fiat Accessories
Copies of Fiat software such as Fiat
Workshop manuals, Fiat Satellite Navigation system maps
and updates, Fiat Engine diagnostics and Fiat re-mapping
software etc is currently available
(for sale) on the eBay website. Much of this material also uses
Fiat copyright images (such as the "Fiat Logo") and any
sales from an un-authorised party can obviously directly
affect the Fiat supply and maintenance chain (including
Fiat Dealerships), whilst possibly financing criminal or
Additionally; some copied
disks labeled as "Fiat"
contains viruses, malware and - or computer hijacking software,
whilst the failure of some bootleg mechanical components
(such as brake components) can be potentially life
Many Counterfeit Fiat Car Parts are
manufactured in the Far East (Particularly India, Taiwan and
China). China is the main source of many Fake Fiat Car
Parts such as Fake Fiat Alloy
Wheels, Fake Fiat Body Kits, Fake Fiat Spoilers etc.
In most cases these goods are sub-standard.
Eg; Fake Fiat Car Parts may not fit correctly, the foam within Fake
Fiat Spoilers and Fake Fiat Body Kits can expand in hot weather
- thus causing blistering and
cracking - ruining the look of the car.
fitting Counterfeit Fiat Spares to a genuine
Fiat car borders on stupidity. But knowingly
supplying fakes is a crime.
However; using Counterfeit Fiat
Parts can be both a false economy and fatal. Components such as Fake
Fiat Alloy Wheels
can be prone to cracking and vital components such as
Counterfeit Fiat Brake Calipers, Counterfeit Fiat Brake Pads
are often made from sub standard components which simply
fail under pressure.
For some time now, UK Anti Piracy has monitored and
taken action on behalf of Multiple interested parties.
We continue to develop and expand this relationship and
we can work with Fiat, UK Trading Standards and online
services to significantly reduce -
hopefully eradicate the supply of Counterfeit Fiat products,
Fake Fiat Parts and pirated Fiat software.