The Counterfeit Menace
Problems in the Automobile Industry
Brake Pads - Fake brake pads made out of compressed grass and sawdust have been detected. This reduces the braking ability as these fake ones disintegrate under pressure.
Airbags - Airbags that are meant to save the lives of the passengers in the vehicle during a collision have been found to be counterfeited. The fakes ones, unlike the original ones, do not meet the required specifications and are not appropriate to save lives.
Engine - Counterfeit engines do not deliver optimum performance and also pose a fire hazard. Fake filters also lead to excessive pollution.