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