The inspections were done between July 2021 and June 2022.
Technischer Überwachungsverein (TÜV), Germany’s Technical Inspection Association, made up of independent companies that test, inspect and certify technologies, products and systems to prevent hazards, accidents and damage, has published a report following the assessment of approximately 9.6 million of cars, according to ADAC.
For a car to be included in the TÜV report, the inspectors must have examined several thousand vehicles. This is necessary because a very detailed assessment of individual impairments is carried out. Too few vehicles could distort the image
According to Joachim Bühler, Managing Director of the TÜV Association, this development shows that the corona effect has now disappeared. During the peak periods of the pandemic and lockdown, vehicle owners had more time to deal with the maintenance and care of their cars. Now more attention should be paid to this.
The 226 car models that were examined were divided into five categories based on age.
Here are the models that appeared in the TÜV report with more frequent failures:
2-3 years old. Dacia Logan has a failure rate of 11.6%. It is followed by Dacia Docker (10.8% failure rate), Volgswagen Sharan (9.4%) and Citroen C3 Aircross (9.4%).
4-5 years old. Dacia Duster has a failure rate of 18%. It is followed by the Volkswagen Sharan (17.1%) and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (18%).
6-7 years old. Dacia Duster and Dacia Docker appear in this category each with a 24.4% failure rate. Frequent problems were also registered with BMW Series 5 and 6 (23.8%).
8-9 age. Dacia Logan recorded a failure rate of 32.9%. On the next places are Fiat Punto (31.1%) and Dacia Duster (28.4%).
10 – 11 seniority. Renault Clio (36.4%) ranked first in this unfortunate ranking. Renault Twingo (35.9%) and Dacia Logan (35.6%) follow.
As for the cars that had the rarest breakdowns, the Mercedes B-Klass (2-3 years old) and the Porsche 911 (in all age segments, from 4 to 11 years) are at the top.