Fewer defects, more security

Berlin, 2nd of November 2016

Regular maintenance in the workshop greatly helps that cars are in this country getting better in shot. Whether it's new cars, year car, young - and Oldtimer. Now, the TÜV has published the annual report of the deficiency. How it is created and which vehicles emerge this year as the winners and losers? We have the answers.

8.9 million vehicles in a year

The TÜV-report is considered to be important Guidebook for motorists, and in particular used car buyer. The main results of all TÜV companies in Germany are incorporated in him. 2017 of the report includes the main investigations by July 2015 until June 2016. The TÜV has reviewed a total of 8.9 million vehicles during this period.

Significantly less defects

In comparison to the TÜV-report 2016 decreases the rate of significant deficiencies by 22.6% to 19.7% (-2.9 percent). The number of small defects remains with 13.5 percent, almost equal to (13.6 percent in 2016). At the same time, more and more vehicles leave the test lanes without defects: 66.7 percent compared to 63.7 percent in the previous year. The ratio of vehicles that need to be considered as from the transport unsafe to transport is the same for years: 0.1 percent. Also, an interesting aspect is that the most common deficiency is still lighting with 27.9 percent points although new vehicles are now frequently equipped with less vulnerable technologies such as Xenon, LED or laser light.

Regular maintenance guarantees good results

Patrick Fruth, Chairman of TÜV Management, saying: "before repairs and inspections of auto repair shops help much with this success." Regular maintenance is positively reflected in the statistics of lack of. "The cars are increasingly secure about we look forward", so Fruth next.

Winner and tail light

This year at the Mercedes GLK (with an average of 52,000 km mileage), and the Porsche 911 (with approximately 29,000 kilometres) goes the golden plaque for vehicles with a maximum age of three years. Both share first place with a 2.1 percent rate in the significant deficiencies. The tail light in this class is the Kia Sportage with 11.5 percent. You can find the above image gallery how to in the other age groups up to five, seven, nine and eleven years old. So much was however said: the year's Red Lantern fell through nearly every second time with significant defects. (ml)