Counterfeit Product Alert ®

How to identify counterfeit Auto Meter Sport Comp II Tachometers

Auto Meter: Sport Comp II Tachometers

Product Image
Edited: Feb 26, 2017

Product Information:

Counterfeit products are an issue for all manufacturers. Counterfeits exist in all geographical markets, and in all product segments. In a worst case, a counterfeit part could fail and cause serious damage to your engine. Cheap, low-priced, poorly constructed and performing Chinese counterfeits of popular Auto Meter gauges and tachometers are available on e-commerce websites including eBay, Amazon and Alibaba.

Authentic Auto Meter Sport Comp II tachometers are powered by digitally controlled, rugged stepper motor drives and lab grade solid state sensors for extreme precision. Advanced Digital Stepper Motor Gauges are the BEST gauges available and the choice of top racing teams worldwide. Offering the highest accuracy levels of any gauge type combined with the durability and superior resolution of a traditional mechanical gauge and the safer operation of traditional electrics.

Counterfeits are low-cost, poor-quality products that typically malfunction in short order. Indeed, Auto Meter first became aware of them when its customer service department began receiving an unusual number of requests for warranty service from customers who reported either no function, slow or inaccurate response, or other hardware issues you simply don't experience with authentic Auto Meter products.

The authentic Auto Meter 3699 Tachometers (body only) weight is about 19 ounces. The body of the counterfeit tachometers shown here weighs just 11 ounces.

Beware of low priced Auto Meter products, Auto Meter has consistent pricing throughout the industry. Authentic products have a street price around $250. If you find a new product priced around $50, it's likely to be a counterfeit.

 


Fakes Reported By Our Users:
seller or source reports last updated
AliExpress 3 May 13, 2014  
craigslist 1 Feb 06, 2016  
eBay 26 Nov 07, 2016  
internet vendor 1 Dec 03, 2013  
view reported fakes |  report a fake
Warnings / Hazards:

Counterfeit Auto Meter may stop working in a short period of time, malfunction or provide slow or inaccurate response which may result in damage to your engine. .

Counterfeit Auto Meter products are not covered by the Auto Meter warranty.

Recommended Action:

Buy authentic Auto Meter products from authorized Auto Meter dealers.

If you purchased a counterfeit from an e-commerce website (including eBay, Amazon, AliExpress) keep the counterfeit product as proof for your dispute, the manufacturer or authorities. If returned, the seller will claim it is not counterfeit, or re-sell it to another unsuspecting consumer.

Request a refund or contact your credit-card company and dispute the charges -- you have the counterfeit product as proof. Leave negative "Counterfeit" feedback for the seller.

Recent News:

No news articles were found

Contact the Company:
Company:

Address:
413 West Elm Street

City:
Sycamore, IL 60178

Country:
United States

Phone:
(815) 899-0800

email:

 
Product Information:
Manufacturer:
Auto Meter 

Model Name:
Sport Comp II Tachometers 

Model Number:
3699 Sport Comp II 
How to Identify a Fake Product :
Listing Image
click to enlarge
real

Authentic Auto Meter Sport II Tachometers have an amber shift light. They are sold with a yellow cover, but it is never mounted covering the light.

If the product shows the yellow cover in-place in a listing photo, it's a counterfeit.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

To conceal the incorrect red shift light, this counterfeit Auto Meter tachometer has the yellow plastic cap in place to cover the incorrect red lens.

If your Auto Meter Sport Comp II has a red shift lens - you have a fake.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

At first glance, there's little to distinguish between the authentic and counterfeit Auto Meter Sport Comp II Tachometer.

Authentic tachometers are a precision engineered quality product. Counterfeits are just a cheap visual look-a-like.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

This "New" Sport Comp II Tachometer purchased from an eBay seller arrived without any retail box or protective packaging.

Note the poor quality screened graphics and over tightened screws that dimpled the cover plate.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

Authentic Auto Meter Sport Comp II Tachometers will have the trademarked Shift Lite logo on the side of the shift light.

The logo is usually missing on the counterfeit tachometer.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

The "Shift Lite" connector on the authentic Sport Comp II is a quality connector that is much larger than on the counterfeit.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

Authentic Auto Meter's have a patented micro-air core movement that is responsive (it will go from zero to 10,000 rpm in 333 milliseconds), more accurate, and more durable.

The counterfeit has a cheap stepper motor.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

The authentic Auto Meter's packaging has been copied, but not very well, as shown here.

The counterfeit packaging fails to reproduce the subtle shadow effect lettering on the genuine packaging, making it nearly unreadable.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

Counterfeiters are very good at creating authentic looking packaging specifically to deceive you.

Authentic Auto Meter shift lights are amber, this counterfeit has a red lens.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

Offered on a China website for just $36, a fraction of the authentic Auto Meter tachometer price.

These counterfeit products are often listed on eBay as "Authentic" or "100% Genuine" and sold to unsuspecting buyers.


 
Listing Image
click to enlarge
fake

No question about it, China counterfeiters have fake Auto Meter Tachometers and lots of them.

Counterfeit products appeal to re-sellers who sell them on eBay as "Genuine" products to unsuspecting buyers at near retail prices.


 


Fake Auto Meter Sport Comp II Tachometers Alert  | The Counterfeit Report®
 
Please contact
Auto Meter
for additional product information.

 
  Member Login  

  Member Login





 

lost password?
Manufactuer of a counterfeited product?
We have a variety of plans and services to promote consumer awareness and protect your brand. Contact us and let us explain how.


Password Reset

Enter your username or complete email address.
A new password will be emailed to you.





Return to Login