Did you know The dangers and impacts of counterfeit products
Increased safety risk.
- Counterfeit parts are not subject to the BMW Group’s
high quality standards. This can hugely impair the function
and safety of your vehicle, which in a worst-case
scenario could result in an accident.
Reduced service life.
- Counterfeit products can lead to premature wear-and tear
of your engine and vehicle, resulting in an increased
repair and maintenance costs as well as a reduction in
the vehicle’s service life.
Less driving pleasure.
- Counterfeit parts usually are not developed and tested
in functional interaction with the respective model and
therefore, these counterfeit parts do not support the
driving dynamics and safety of your vehicle in the same
way a genuine product will.
Negative impact on the environment
and the economy.
- The production of Genuine BMW Group products is
subject to high environmental standards, profit is reinvested
into our research and development centre to
grow the workforce and local economies. This does not
apply to counterfeit products. Moreover, for every counterfeit
part jobs are put at risk which negatively impacts
Warranty and Liability Claims.
- The warranty and liability claims for the vehicle may no
longer apply if damage is caused by a counterfeit partacross
Accept nothing less.
Genuine BMW Group Parts and Accessories adhere to stringent quality and environmental
testing and are the result of intense research and development. With a
genuine product, BMW Group customers can legitimately rely on the highest quality
standards. Counterfeit products may have a huge negative impact on the safety of
an automobile, not only causing wear-and-tear and damage but also accidents, as
shown in the examples below.
Be on the safe side.
Product counterfeiters are highly inventive in making
counterfeit products look like the original. For this reason,
consult your BMW or MINI Authorised supplier for
advice. If you come across a suspicious product, share
your observations and help contain product piracy: