ADAC and TÜV Reliability index

Reliability according to ADAC

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which cars are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used car.

In the statistics for 2020, all the 3,756,226 breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2019 were recorded and evaluated. For a total of 113 models of 25 brands, there is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the models.

We have sorted the available data by brand and model. Choose the carmaker you are interested in.

Reliability by Make

Source: ADAC

Vehicle reliability according to TÜV Report

tuv-report-2021 The ranking of car reliability according to the German organization TÜV is also a good guide when buying a used car. The TÜV Report includes the results of almost 9 million technical inspections in Germany. In addition to the percentage of failed attempts, it also monitors the average mileage. It says nothing about the care and maintenance that owners give to their cars. We have added a link to known recalls for each evaluated car.

TÜV Report 2023

TÜV Report 2022

TÜV Report 2021

Recent Recalls

29. 11. 2022

The seat-belt retractors may not function properly, where the force limiter may allow the seat belt to extend more than intended. … .

27. 11. 2022

The rear right seat belt retractor may malfunction. This can reduce the restraining effect of the belt, increasing the risk of … .

25. 11. 2022

A faulty rubber hose may leak fuel which can reach hot parts of the vehicle and create a risk of fire. … .

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