A man in Johor finally got some justice after getting duped into buying a set of fake brake calipers for his beloved car, The Star reported.
Mohamad Syahrul Aizat, a renovation company proprietor, saw a set of Endless brake calipers that were priced way below the market on Facebook and proceeded ahead with the purchase without any additional background checks. You can just imagine Uncle Roger saying “Haiyaaaa….”
‘Original parts’ from Japan, but way cheaper
The set of Endless brake calipers is said to be priced at around RM17,500 based on the authorised dealer in Sunway whom Syahrul contacted after facing issues with the fake calipers he found online. The ones that he got prior to this cost him just under RM13,000 and as soon as he got it installed in Port Dickson, he claimed that he faced some ‘performance’ issues.
After trying to resolve the issue with the seller including asking for a refund, he was blocked from any form of communication (surprise, surprise). Upon further checking with the brand’s authorised dealer here in Malaysia, it was confirmed that the set he initially purchased was indeed fake.
Syahrul proceeded to take things to the Johor Bahru Consumer Claims Tribunal and ended with an order by the Tribunal president for the respondent (fake caliper seller) to return the full amount to the claimant (fake caliper buyer) within 14 days. Of course, the fake caliper seller was not present that day to hear the court order in person.
Remember, folks. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Check with the authorised dealer for the brand always to be on the safe side.