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. Most frequently, the inspectors complained about shortcomings in the lighting. This is clear from the TÜV Report 2016, which the VdTÜV (Association of Technical Inspection Agencies) presented in Berlin. For the largest used car guide, the test experts evaluated approx. 9 million general inspections of the 233 most popular car models in Germany.