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The rarest of the Porsche 911 fails the test.
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If faulty lighting, faulty brakes or leaking Oil: Almost twenty percent of all cars in Germany have fallen by the main investigation of the TÜV test laboratories. A well-known sports car does it.

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          The ratio of cars with “significant defects” increased from 19.9 percent in year-on-year to 21.2 percent, as the TÜV Association (VdTÜV) announced. The Association evaluated 8.8 million main inspections carried out by TÜV as one of the providers within a year. The car owner had to repair, therefore, your car and check again. Almost 4800 of the cars explained to the auditors for “transport unsafe” and they stopped immediately.

          As an important reason for the increased failure rate, the ageing of the vehicle makes the VdTÜV fleet in Germany. The average age of all Cars currently amounts to 9.4 years. In comparison to the year 2000, the cars are on average 2.5 years older. “In the short or long-that will be a Problem for road safety,” said VdTÜV managing Director Joachim Bühler. Because the higher the age, the error increases susceptibility to the Car.

          According to the results of the current TÜV Reports only every tenth of the four-to-five-year-old vehicle falls through the HU while it is in the ten to eleven years old vehicles more than every fourth. “Just the holder of the older cars are encouraged to not maintain their vehicles regularly to bring yourself and others in danger,” said Buhler.

          The rarest of the Porsche 911 fails the test. Only 2.5 percent of the tested two-to three-year-old models of the sports car, this was the case. In all other age classes of the 911 performs best. The leader in the compact class, middle class, SUVs, and Vans come from Mercedes. In the small car category, the Hyundai wins i20 and in the Minis of the Opel Adam. Tail lights on the Dacia Logan, Peugeot 206, the Renault Kangoo and the Chevrolet Matiz.

          A big factor in HU the theme of light. Especially older vehicles to fall to the TÜV-test benches with defective lighting. Another Problem is loss of Oil to the Motor and the drive. Leaking Oil is critical, since it acts in the case of an accident, fire-accelerating, and the environment.

          Defects in the axle springs and the shock absorbers not only deteriorate the driving comfort, but also a safety risk, because the vehicles are stable on the road. This is especially in narrow curves or during evasive manoeuvres dangerous. Not least, the brakes need to be serviced regularly to be safe on the road.

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          New the defects in category “dangerous deficiency,” which was introduced because of an EU Directive is in this year. For vehicle owners, in practice, has only a minor effect: you get a note on the test report, and then – as in the case of “substantial” defects for a month for the repair and HU-review.

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