The recently published TÜV report brings it to the point: The cars on our roads are getting safer. Compared to last year, the defect rate has dropped again ?? to a narrow point to 22.6 percent. For its report, the TÜV has analyzed the data of almost nine million vehicles that came in July 2014 to June 2015 general inspection ( HU ). After so incorporated the results of 233 vehicle models.
And another trend from the previous year is confirmed: The cars with the fewest complaints, even at high mileages are from German manufacturers. In first place the faults dwarfs the Mercedes B-Class with the lowest rate of an average of 2.8 percent. Silver goes to the Mercedes GLK ( 2.9 percent ), there are bronze for the Mercedes SLK with an average rate of 3.1 percent. All other results we show in our gallery ?? in age groups by tops and flops.
Returned are the considerable defects in the steering gears and the lighting. Especially when there was light for the auditor less objectionable than the year before. The reasons sees the TÜV, especially in the lower susceptibility to voltage fluctuations and higher service life of modern xenon lamps. In addition, the further spread of on-board diagnostics causes failures noted earlier and lamps to be replaced quickly.
Despite this, the illumination is still a problem child in the first place. Increasingly forehead wrinkles prepare the expert amateur retrofits while LED daytime running lights. " The LED technology enticed to deform the lights or even built into the headlights. This then goes out the approval for the entire headlight ," said Patrick Fruth, spokesman for the TÜV Süd . ( hd )