The sales of Counterfeit Mazda Parts and Mazda copyright material on internet
auction sites is widespread.
Fake items include many
copies of Mazda Car Parts and re-engineered or copied
products (Counterfeit Mazda Car Spares, Fake Mazda Accessories
Copies of Mazda software such as Mazda
Workshop manuals, Mazda Satellite Navigation system maps
and updates, Mazda Engine diagnostics and Mazda re-mapping
software etc is currently available. Much of this material also uses
Mazda copyright images (such as the "Mazda Logo") and any
sales from an un-authorised party can obviously directly
affect the Mazda supply and maintenance chain (including
Mazda Dealerships), whilst possibly financing criminal
or terrorist activity.
Additionally; some copied
disks labeled as "Mazda"
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 Mazda Car Parts are
manufactured in the Far East (Particularly India, Taiwan and
China). China is the main source of many Fake Mazda Car
Parts such as Fake Mazda Alloy
Wheels, Fake Mazda Body Kits, Fake Mazda Spoilers etc.
In most cases these goods are sub-standard.
Eg; Fake Mazda Car Parts may not fit correctly, the foam within Fake
Mazda Spoilers and Fake Mazda Body Kits can expand in hot weather
- thus causing blistering and
cracking - ruining the look of the car.
Surely; knowingly fitting
Counterfeit Mazda Spares to a genuine Mazda car borders
on stupidity. But knowingly supplying fakes is a crime.
However; using Counterfeit Mazda
Parts can be both a false economy and fatal. Components such as Fake
Mazda Alloy Wheels
can be prone to cracking and vital components such as Fake -
Counterfeit Mazda Brake Calipers, Counterfeit Mazda Brake Pads
are often made from sub standard components which simply
fail under pressure (which is obviously life threatening)
whilst maintenance items such as fake Mazda plugs, fake
Mazda coil packs etc can cause serious mechanical
damage. Eg; fake spark plugs can melt (after which; the
engine will often require a rebuild), fake Mazda coil
packs often do not fit correctly and can seriously
damage the catalytic converter etc.
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 Mazda, UK Trading Standards and online
services to significantly reduce -
hopefully eradicate the supply of Counterfeit Mazda products,
Fake Mazda Parts and pirated Mazda software.