From left: Zahari with Suhaimi.
RAWANG: Perodua is working with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs to stamp out the rise of imitation car parts.
It met with 120 enforcement officers from the ministry at its headquarters here yesterday. Together with selected service dealers and stockists, the car maker presented a briefing to the visitors, led by the ministry's deputy director of enforcement (prevention) Tuan Suhaimi Mat Sari.
The briefing acquainted them with Perodua’s range of products and parts, where they are sold, the logistics flow and how to distinguish between real and fake items.
Perodua Sales managing director Datuk Dr Zahari Husin said some of the fake parts were almost indistinguishable from the original parts. These included lubricants, oil filters, shock absorbers and brake pads, he said.
“Customers may be misled into buying and using such items, which have not been tested by Perodua, on their vehicles. Besides voiding warranties, this could greatly jeopardise the safety and running condition of their vehicles.
“We hope that the engagement session was informative and insightful and that it will help them in their duties to identify, pinpoint and put the brakes on counterfeit Perodua products and parts in the market,” said Zahari.
“We urge the public to only buy and use genuine products and parts from authorised Perodua stockists or from any of our 179 authorised Perodua service centres nationwide and as an alternative, we have the ProGanti range of parts that’s easier on the wallet but still tested and approved by Perodua".