Rawang, 2 July – Perodua is aware of the existence of imitation Perodua parts and products in the market and has taken the initiative to engage with the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) to curb the the growth of imitation products and parts in the market.
According to Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd Managing Director, Dato’ Dr Zahari Husin, these imitation / non-genuine parts include lubricants, filters, brake pads and shock absorbers and are almost indistinguishable from the originals. “This is very alarming as they are critical items. 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,” he said.
At the session with KPDNHEP, Perodua, together with select service dealers and stockists, delivered a comprehensive briefing to some 120 enforcement officers from them ministry, acquainting them with Perodua’s range of products and parts, where they are sold, the logistics flow and how to tell real and fake items apart.
“Our gratitude goes to KPDNHEP, Tuan Suhaimi Mat Sari (Deputy Director of Enforcement (Prevention)) and the enforcement officers for participating in our humble initiative. 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 Dato’ Dr Zahari.
Perodua owners are urged to not be tempted by unscrupulous traders selling imitation Perodua products as the genuine ones are fairly priced, and most importantly, have gone through the proper manufacturing, testing and quality control processes.
The genuine products and parts can be purchased from any authorised Perodua stockist or any of the 179 authorised Perodua service centres nationwide.
“As an alternative, we have the ProGanti range of parts that’s easier on the wallet but still tested and approved by Perodua. We truly care for you and your car. It is part of the Perodua Experience, which is a testament to our dedication and commitment to always exceed your expectations and retain your loyalty,” Dato’ Dr Zahari added.