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The TÜV-Report 2017: Defects on the decline - Success for German manufacturers! The new AutoBild TÜV-Report 2017 is available now.
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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 on 2 November 2016. 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.

The good news is that there are fewer vehicles with defects on the roads. The rate of passenger cars with significant defects has again fallen below the 20 percent mark. In total, 19.7% of those vehicles tested failed the PTI and required further work before they were granted a safety test sticker; in the previous year, the figure stood at 22.6%. The proportion of vehicles passing the test without any reservations increased to 66.7% – up from the figure of 63.7% in the 2016 TÜV-Report.

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