Toyota cracks down on fake brakes

Counterfeit brake pads containing asbestos have been imported into Australia and incorrectly advertised as Toyota genuine parts, leading to the ACCC to announce a recall. Online parts supplier, Westend Spares, has issued the recall of the brake pads, marketed as “suitable for use in [Toyota] Hilux and Hiace models”, built between June 2013 and October 2015.

“We were shocked to find an Australian supplier selling counterfeit brake pads containing asbestos,” said Toyota Australia’s corporate manager, Wayne Gabriel.