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The only thing I've seen related to counterfeit parts is a video that Kia's sister company Hyundai released about fake oil filters being sold as genuine OEM. I have no idea if the parts you're looking at on Ebay are genuine or not, but personally I would be willing to roll the dice on serpentine belt loop parts. However, I would only buy from a trusted Kia source for parts in the timing chain loop, oil filters, and any other part that could result in major damage if it fails, or does not function properly and according to spec, or would be a lot of work to replace again. That's JMO, and I'm sure that others would disagree.