Scam Alert: Repaired Japanese Cars Are Being Sold as “New” in Pakistan

The taboo regarding the reputation of Japanese cars is finally breaking. More and more locals are finally realizing that Japanese cars offer far better quality when compared with locally assembled vehicles. Due to this reason alone, the import of Japanese car in Pakistani market is on the rise.

However, it has been reported that various showrooms are severely taking advantage of this upward trend by misleading thousands of customers.

Pakistani showrooms and other dealers have always claimed that they have been importing Grade-4 and Grade-5 vehicles — which means that the imported cars are in almost new condition, while that is not the case!

On Tuesday, a social media post made an extraordinary claim that Japanese cars are being imported in appalling conditions, being repaired and then being sold as Grade-4 and Grade-5 cars.

The Facebook post went viral as it contained a number of images of totalled accidental vehicles. Here are the images which are breaking the internet:

Apparently, the purpose of this scam is to simply rip off people. Accidental cars are purchased from Japan at cheap price and then sold in Karachi and other parts of the country. Some are being sold at the Khalid Bin Waleed road.

Since this process ensures huge profit margins for anyone who runs such business, these people are shamelessly lying through their teeth for their personal gain.

This should act as a warning sign for everyone who is hoping to buy a Japanese car. To avoid being a victim of a fraudulent sale, it is important to take certain precautionary measures such as: taking a mechanic who can check the car for any damage, checking Japanese car portal for Auction Report of the car and so on.

There’s Truth in the Story

Although people might discard this as another attempt to spread propaganda but there’s definitely truth in it, especially because there have been several similar reported incidents.

In the past, ProPakistani has received a complaints which have highlighted the same scam.

Keeping the name of the source anonymous, here is what one of our readers had to say:

…I bought a Honda Fit Shuttle (2012) from Rawalpindi, which had been imported from Japan. Since my father was unavailable to accompany me when I purchased the car, I took my friend along with me. We did check the car but did not pay enough focus on the rear of the car. After paying Rs. 1.64 million I took the car back home. A few days later my father noticed misalignment in the rear sections of the car. Upon closer inspection, we found out that the whole rear section had been dented and repainted.

Once identified, government needs to take strict action against people responsible for this scam as they are openly playing with the trust of the customers and stealing their hard earned money. Pakistani consumers are already being looted by the monopoly of three car makers and now import dealers have started scamming buyers, leaving them no other options.

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  • Faisal

    always ask for the auction report sheet, or import by self if you have resources.

    • 2 Number Documents is easy in any country

      • AbdulB1

        har jaga Pakistan nahe hoti bhai. ap dollar chaplo itni do numberi ka agar shocq hai

        • Bhai Japan Se Bhi Import Chal Raha hai Mera Main Banata ho Documents Japanes Se 2 Number for saving of taxes Kis Duniya k ho ap

          • AbdulB1

            bhai ap baray log ho. apne se to aik mobile import bhi duty kam na hui.

            • Bhai Hum KG K Hisaab Se Maal Nikalte hai Air Port Se (Chahy Kuch Bhi Ho)

              • AbdulB1

                ap KG nikalo ya Tonnes hum nahe jante import/export biz

                • Bhai Phir Ap Bracket Main Llikh Diya KARO (Suggestion From My Side)

                  • Fakhre Alam

                    Wah wah. 12 ganty to aap propakistani par comments karty ho.

          • Truth

            Sharam to wecay aai nahe ho ge ic tarha bay’baaqi say kehtay huye k 2 number documents bnata hun. Lakh di laanat.

          • Exact way

            You can only made fake Invoice to avoid taxes, but cannot change Auction Sheet. Auction Sheet is available on Auction Site. Which show the actual grade and condition of Car.

          • imrankhan

            Pakistan main Taxes aur duty Engine Size pe lagti hain value pe nahi

            • Muavia Awan

              No buddy

        • Dont mess with Abdul wahab bhai..
          Ye uski Propakistani hai or wo yahan ka Jey Kant shikrey hai.. :D

    • AbdulB1

      yes

  • imrankhan

    the local buyers are liable for this, as car importation is much easy now adays, lot of companies are offering cars to Pakistan (ICM JAPAN/SBT JAPAN/MDK JAPAN) so peoples needs to import directly from them, as it costs less and one can easily buy his genuine vehicle,

    • Some have registered local buyers (Some Agent which will import on behalf of yours) you can check physically then paid the amount

      • imrankhan

        Japanese are honest in thier business, the never ever miss commit in business, regarding used cars, each car have an auction sheet, varying from Grade to 6 grade,
        now its depends upon the customer what grade he wants, 3.5-4.5 is considered as like new vehicle,

  • Mazhar Hayat

    16.4 millions ki konsi honda fit ha ?

    • 1.64 Million Kehna Chah Rahy honge (Ek NUQTE Ne Million Ko Millions Bana Diya)

    • Shan Elahi

      itnay main BMW ajayegi bhai.

  • Hum Ne Bhi Prado Mangaya tha Agent K Zaryeh It’s 10,000 KM Used Prado (But It’s Real & Origial)
    Proper Documents Proper Challan Proper Communicaiton Etc : No Scam No Fake :
    Banda Real Hona Chahyeh Mangwane Wala :

  • AbdulB1

    Thats true. These are scrapped cars from Japan. They are not worth anything and Pakistan also puts little or no duty in importing this shit

  • AbdulB1

    Thats true. These are scrapped cars from Japan. They are not worth anything and Pakistan also puts little or no duty in importing this scap

    • NO Duty ??? Dear ::: Used Ho Ya Scan Ya Fake 0% Par Ab Kuch Clear Nahi Hota NA hOGA Custom Se

      • AbdulB1

        I have seen totally totaled cars in local workshops and they have said there is quite small duty on such broken vehicles.

        • No Small Duty on Import of Car (Only Small Duty in case of Special Child Or Special Car)

  • AbdulB1

    Minor dented cars can be okay provided the airbags are fine and they have some Japanese fitness certificate.

    • they giving us Fitness Certificated on Japanes Languages

      • AbdulB1

        No it is in English.

      • imrankhan

        its auction sheet not fitness certificate,

  • Fahad Siddiqui

    go for other brands like FAW already launched, and few in launching phase Zotya by HRL motros, KIA, Huyndai and many more as per new auto policy

    • But Aaamero Ko Japan Se Gari Chahyeh (Made in Japan Wala) Bhaly Chona Lag Jaye

      • AbdulB1

        Made in Japan or Made in Germany does not mean car has lifeline of more than 10 years. Actually most cars are recycled after 10 years or more in those countries and companies also dont want customers to hold older cars.

        • Pakistan are using Oldest Card since many years Ago (tab he Government Ne 5 Saal Se Purani Caro Par Pabandi Laga Di Us Par Bhi Jali Chasis Registration Show Karte hai Old Car K Liye Custom Main)

          • AbdulB1

            mein nahe import karta cars mujhe nahe maloom

            • Aisay Kahu Na K Ap Suggestion De RAHY Ho ( Aur Hum Apko Practicle Bata Rahy hai)

  • WAQAS

    I am also the victim.i purchased car from “Talha Motors” in G-8.The car was accidented from driverside,even abs n eco idle lights were on.

  • Mohsan Hassan

    dear author. Please proofread before pasting. “After paying Rs. 16.4 million “

  • Query

    What is the car model in Pic#9?

  • Moiz Shafi

    Kuch log achay bhi hain aur kuch buray bhi btaa kar daite hain kafi log jo damage hote hain car aur wo cheap hote hai jo afford nahi kar sakta hai wo damage lai leita hai..

  • khizir

    always ask for the auction report sheet.

    same happened with my friend who bought a VITZ 2014 but it was also dented and repaired from left-Back side.

  • Adnan

    As per my experience, the only solution is to take a good mechanic with you and get the car properly checked if you are spending such hefty amounts in buying Japanese cars. Auction sheet can be altered and can only serve the purpose to get an idea for checking ODO readings. As per current scenerio and personal experience, no doubt these cars are better than local assembled due to better millage, more features, better insulation for AC and strong built as per our roads. The only drawback is their parts which takes time to import if not readily available. A variety of options are available also as compared to local cars.

    • Syed Zarar

      Wise words.

    • Talal

      So called good mechanic can’t tell sh*t. The work done on these cars is so good, no one can spot which parts were fixed. Denters actually change entire doors, bumpers, fenders, bonnet with parts removed from scrapped cars making it difficult to guess which parts were replaced.

  • Asad Umar

    Always take a car that you want to buy to a (old) mechanic that you trust before buying every time!

  • Alpha Bravo

    99% of the imported cars in Pakistan are damaged and its a fact.

  • Wazir Ali

    Auction sheet kese verify hoti ha

  • Wazir Ali

    Japanese car ki file may kya kya documents hotey hain