Anti-counterfeit

The Right Choice



Anti-Counterfeit


Make the right choice

Your deserve to be protected! That's why Toyota has established the "NO TO COUNTERFEIT" campaign to fight the emerging Toyota counterfeit parts in the market. This campaign aims to inform our dealers and out beloved customers against the counterfeit parts to strengthen countermeasures against fake parts. This site will feature tips on how our Toyota vehicle users can avoid further damage to their cars using counterfeit products. Only Toyota Genuine Parts are reliable, so make the right choice!



Logo is misspelled
Packages that bear a logo resembling the Toyota logo with different words or that includes the product name are obviously forged packages.
Printing quality is poor
Packaging quality should be consistent. Check the package color and printing quality. It the letters are distorted or the color of the package differs from that of the packages or other parts, it is a forged package. (However in some cases, the color of the package may change or it may become damaged according to the conditions in which it was stored.)
Size or typeface of logo differs from regulation
This was make with a front different from that of the Toyota logo. If you check the shape and thickness for the letters carefully, you will be able to tell the difference.
Content or part number label is wrong.
Typeface logo is also wrong. There are many cases in which a part can be distinguished by checking the part number label. If the letters are printed on the part number label improperly or the logo is created in a different font, it is a counterfeit.
5% screen of Genuine Parts logoCurrent logo of fiberboard package has a 5% screen on every other one.
However, this 5% screen is only for products produced in Japan. "MADE IN JAPAN" is written on the part no. label. One that doesn't have this 5% screen is a counterfeit package
The genuineness of a compact-type oil filter can be determined by the filter element or the way the filter paper folds.
There are two types of Genuine compact-typeoil filters: the crystal type, which has a filter element folded into a distinctive shape, and the newly developed molded unit type. The element of each type has features that enable you to distinguish between counterfeit and genuine parts by looking at the element through the hole in the center of the bottom.
The compact-type oil filter made in Thailand can be identified by looking at the relief valve.
The compact-type oil filters make in Thailand feature newly developed filter paper make of high effeciency fiber with a daisy shaped element in which the folds radiate out from the center. These makes the new filters more difficult to distinguish from counterfeit which have radial folding pattern elements.
In many cases, counterfeit parts are not painted all the way to the lower rim of the outer shell.
Oil Filter (Conventional Type)
The conventional type of Genuine oil filter also uses the daisy-shaped element. It is difficult to determine genuineness by checking the element so examine the outside to make a determination.
The typeface of the TOYOTA logo on the counterfeit part is wrong, there are words that do not usually appear, such as "USE FOR JAPANESE CAR"
Oil Filter (Conventional Type)
The conventional type of Genuine oil filter also uses the daisy-shaped element. It is difficult to determine genuineness by checking the element so examine the outside to make a determination.
Distributor Contact Point
Air Filter
The TOYOTA logo, part number, and supplier name (DENSO) are not printed on the filter of many counterfeit parts.
Air Filter
The part where the filter paper and frame meet is crudely finished in counterfeit parts.
Distinguished the distributor contact point by the contact surface.
The contact surface of counterfeit parts doesn't have a sheen, compared with that of Genuine Parts. Whether a part has a sheen or not enables distinction.
Spark Plug
Distinguish the spark plugs by the shape of the gasket
Spark Plug
Gasket Cross-Section (Reference)