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