Friday, 13 November 2020 20:34

Mopar Releases New Opt OE Position Statement


Opt OE is not OE, Mopar said in a recently released position statement.

Opt OE parts can seem like authentic Mopar, at a value price compared to purchasing from an FCA dealer. However, Opt OE is not OE, and can create problems for collision shops and vehicle owners.


What is Opt OE?


Opt OE refers to Option OE, and may also be referred to as surplus or OE-supplier. These parts may not come from an FCA dealer and may not be manufactured to meet the same high standards as the original part.


Only Authentic Mopar® OE parts are designed, engineered, manufactured and tested to the FCA US LLC internal and government-mandated standards and are the only equivalent to the originally installed components.


Even though parts classified as Opt OE may appear in various estimating systems or parts ordering documentation, there is no guarantee they are genuine Mopar parts.


Our Stance


Mopar does not have an Opt OE program or an OE surplus program and does not recognize the sale of Opt OE parts. Often, these parts are imported from other markets where vehicle content, safety standards and appearance may differ as compared to North America.


In other cases, Opt OE parts may be manufactured by OE suppliers. It is important to know that...

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