If you have ever looked for spare parts online, you have probably seen a broad range of options, including some that were at surprising prices. In the latter case, the age-old saying of "if it's too good to be true, it's not" comes into play, as Mercedes-Benz warns. According to the brand, over 1.86 million counterfeit parts were seized just last year in over 650 customs and law enforcement raids.

The German brand noted that the counterfeit products not only hurt its image, but also put people at risk, as the organized crime structures that are believed to be behind this industry make and sell wheels, brake pads, and numerous other components that are vital to a vehicle's safety. Sadly, for those who end up with counterfeit parts, their vehicles will not behave as intended.

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Mercedes Warns Of Increase In The Use Of Counterfeit Parts

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