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TÜV-Report 2018: One in five vehicles fails the inspection

No car has less defects: The Mercedes SLK comes out on top for the age group of three-year vehicles in the 2018 TÜV-Report. Technical Inspection Agencies (TÜV) found defects in a total of one third of all cars, with one in five failing the periodic technical inspection (PTI). These are the most important findings of the 2018 TÜV-Report, which the Association of Technical Inspection Agencies (VdTÜV) presented today in Berlin.

Policy Statements

Joint Position VdTÜV and DEKRA: New Approaches to Vehicle and Road Safety

VdTÜV and DEKRA welcome the EU Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers (COM/2018/286 final) dated 17 May 2018. The aim of the reform is to increase road safety and reduce the number of fatalities and severe injuries caused by accidents. The draft Regulation proposes far-reaching improvements in the field of active and passive safety. For example, new vehicles are to be equipped with automated braking and lane-keeping systems. New crash testing requirements are also planned.

Publications

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.