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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.


Recent Recalls

Hyundai-Kauai-2020-fire-battery
22 November 2020

Certain cells of the high-voltage lithium-ion battery could be defective and the battery management system control software could be faulty. As … .

Mazda-CX-30-2020-led-lights
21 November 2020

The optical axis of the Adaptive LED Headlight (ALH) may be adjusted too high while it is initialized in the centre … .

Volkswagen-Phaeton-2008-glass-roof
21 November 2020

The adhesion of the glass cover on the sliding roof may be insufficient due to contamination during the manufacturing process. As … .


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