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Month: November 2017

CAR BRANDS TAKE INITIATIVE TO PROTECT CONSUMERS

An inter-brand co-operative operation against counterfeit car parts has resulted in Australian purchasers of fake oil filters being offered free genuine replacements to help protect their vehicles from damage. Alerted to the presence of the fake filters sold online, two of Australia’s big-selling car brands – Toyota and Hyundai – sent the fake items to …

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COUNTERFEIT FILTER SEIZURE REVEALS MAJOR THREAT TO ENGINES

Counterfeit oil filters sold to Australians online are placing thousands of engines at major risk, expert analyses have found. Bench flow testing of seized counterfeit oil filters packaged for use in popular Toyota, Hyundai and Kia models identified several design and engineering flaws, including a major one that exposes crucial engine parts to damage and …

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