Turnaround: cars have for the first time less defects

Berlin / Munich, November 6, 2014

First time in years have cars back less defects when they are presented at TÜV: The defect rate decreased. That is the main message of the TÜV - Report 2015. For the experts, this shows that the new cars have a higher quality and the cars are better maintained.

Lighting slightly improved

The basis for the Faults Report total of 8.5 million general inspections between July 2013 and June 2014. The rate of significant deficiencies declined by 1.4 points to 23.5 percent ?? and, although it is now checked intensively on security-related bugs. The most common complaints it is still in the light. Nearly seven percent of the three-year cars must therefore again in the workshop before there is the TÜV seal. With the eleven year olds, it is even almost one in three vehicles. But even when the lighting situation improves, since modern lamps ?? for example, Xenon headlights ?? offer a longer service life. The increasing use of on-board diagnosis leads to broken lamps are noticed earlier.

Mercedes SLK: Best Score of all Time

The defect rates are broken down by TUV to the individual vehicle models and five different age classes, so for those interested in buying a reliable installation with little puncture-prone " defects dwarfs " and often defective " giant defects " results. One result: German brands are ahead in terms of quality. They occupy the top ten positions in the three-year vehicles. The rarest of the Mercedes SLK has shortcomings: 2.4 percent, the lowest error rate that has ever been found in a vehicle. For the high quality of new vehicles is the fact that many of the best are driven up with high mileage on their first test: the Audi A6 with 62,000 kilometers, 64,000 kilometers with the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes C-Class with 59,000 miles. The most common deficiencies with the duration tail light Dacia Logan to TÜV, the Alfa Romeo MiTo and the Fiat Panda comes are only slightly better.

Porsche 911: Care acts to old age

In the four and five year old vehicles have the Mazda 3, the Porsche 911 and the Toyota IQ very little defects. In the six and seven year olds, the Porsche 911 is at the top, followed by the Mazda 2 and the VW Golf Plus. The 911 is also thanks to good care at the eight and nine year old bodies at number one, followed by the Toyota Corolla Verso, which then, however, almost twice as many miles on the clock has. The van also has nine years yet a defect rate better than the Dacia Logan in the first experiment. The now often praised 911 also has at ten-and eleven-year seniors in the lead, followed by the Subaru Forester. In this age group, there is a surprise at the end of the table: The Red Lantern wears the M - Class from Mercedes ( W163 ) ?? almost half to the workshop. Similarly bad it looks at Fiat Stilo, VW Sharan and Ford Galaxy after eleven years . ( sl )