At first sight, genuine and pirate spare parts very often look virtually identical. Thus a fake brake disc can sometimes hardly be told apart from a Mercedes-Benz genuine part – and yet it can be extremely dangerous. Because what distinguishes them may have serious consequences for your safety. This is clearly evidenced through the exhaustive product testing that Daimler regularly carries out on different fake products. The results are shocking: For instance, counterfeit brake pads can make the braking distance up to 15 metres longer and a breakage of the fake product can, in the worst of cases, lead to a severe accident.
A Mercedes-Benz team operating worldwide takes action against product pirates and tracks down imitations.