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The TÜV-Report 2017: Fewer defects, greater safety! Defects on the decline - Success for German manufacturers

Fewer defects in periodic technical inspections (PTI) than in the previous year and a good report for German car manufacturers are the major findings of AutoBild’s 2017 TÜV-Report that has been presented in Berlin today. For the biggest German guidebook for used cars, VdTÜV e.V. (the Association of Technical Inspection Agencies) assessed almost 9 million of the statutory PTI.

VdTÜV statement on media reports from the newspapers BILD and Jerusalem Post “German government agency involved in violation of Iran sanctions”:

The allegations are serious. If they proved to be true, we unreservedly condemn these activities. The TÜV organisations that are represented by the association VdTÜV, account for integrity and impose high standards for their work.

Change at the top of VdTÜV leadership: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken takes over presidency

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Stepken is the new VdTÜV Chairman until 2018. The General Assembly elected the Chairman of the TÜV SÜD Management Board unanimously on June 21st 2016. He succeeds Dr. Guido Rettig (TÜV NORD AG), who passed on the rotating bi-annual presidency.

The TÜV-Report 2016: Defects come with age / Mercedes dominates the top positions / PTI provides for traffic safety

Nearly two-thirds of all cars pass the Periodic Technical Inspection (PTI) without any notice of defect in Germany. Every fourth or fifth vehicle must be presented for a second inspection due to significant deficiencies.