Deaths Due to Fake Auto Parts in Saudi Arabia

According to a auto parts supplier, up to half of all deaths caused by automobile accidents in Saudi Arabia are caused by the use of counterfeit auto parts. The parts are generally 20 to 30 percent cheaper to buy when compared to legitimate auto parts.

The fake auto parts trade in the country is estimated to be worth $3.4 Billion.

Source: Joseph George, “25% auto parts are counterfeit,” Emirates 24/7, September 27, 2011.