Toyota Genuine Parts
They are illegal imitations sold as genuine parts. They may be stamped with serial numbers and the logo of “Toyota Genuine Part” in order to deceive consumers into thinking they are genuine parts. They can be an enormous safety risk as most counterfeit parts are poorly produced and are made using sub-standard materials.
They are not produced by the car maker and have been produced by another company as an addition to existing equipment or an alternative to a genuine part. Aftermarket parts pose a risk because they were never tested by the vehicle’s manufacturer as an integral component of the vehicle and can’t necessarily offer the quality and safety that comes with a genuine part.