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post #1 of 5 Old 07-06-2018, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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Counterfeit Rugged Ridge parts alert....

Hey gang, just a heads up about a counterfeit part that I did not know that I had until it broke and I tried to get warranty coverage.

This was not a very expensive Jeep part but a counterfeit part none the less. The item in question is a Rugged Ridge dash kit.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ONDM07G

It actually worked well for 3.5 years and I had no clue that it was counterfeit. It came in a factory looking package and was sold on amazon.

Anyway, fast forward to yesterday when I snapped the ball mount off. I logged a case with Omix Ada (parent of Rugged Ridge) and they asked for receipt and pics. Pretty typical these days. After sending in a copy of the receipt and the pics, they appologiezed and informed me that they have had a lot of counterfeits on this part and that they could tell it was counterfeit in the pics and the name of the seller on the receipt (Auxmart) is known counterfeiter.

I reported it to amazon and easily got 100% refund 3.5 years after the fact because it was counterfeit.

The way they could tell in the pic that it was a counterfeit is because the real one has their logo molded into the plastic on the front side of the bracket (windshield side). Mine has no logo at all.

Anyway, just a heads up. If you bought one on amazon from Auxmart, check for a logo on the front side (facing the windshield) of the base. You might have a fake.

I did not think that this was dirty laundry per se but if the thread needs to be moved, apologies in advance.

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Lots and lots and tons and tons of counterfeit stuff out there.
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Lots and lots and tons and tons of counterfeit stuff out there.
That's like lying, cheating and stealing all in one.
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problem is Amazon promotes counterfeiting. I have bought some items that were obvious counterfeits and altho Amazon was quick to refund my money they have left the items up posted as authentic and sellers keep selling.
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If you're looking for a quality replacement, check this out.

https://www.67d.com/collections/jeep...niversal-mount
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