Cars are generally considered safe in Germany. However, some vehicles have different defects depending on their age. In In our weekly ranking we show you the worst cars in Germany according to TÜV in the age group up to 13 years.

Whether inflation, high interest rates or diesel driving bans: many drivers are currently unsettled. This is also reflected in the stagnating market. More and more people therefore seem to prefer to rely on their old cars instead of investing in a new one.

According to the TÜV report 2024, the average age of the vehicle fleet in Germany has even reached a new high: ten years. However, some people continue to drive their cars for a few years longer. However, one in five cars does not pass the general inspection due to significant or dangerous defects. The TÜV therefore took a closer look at the defect rates of the various vehicles in the individual car age groups.

The worst cars in Germany – age group up to 13 years

The main inspection results of all TÜV companies in Germany are included in the TÜV report. In 2024, that's more than ten million general inspections between July 2022 and June 2023. In the following ranking, we show you the ten worst cars in Germany in the age group up to 13 years, based on the rate of significant defects (EM).

Platz 10: Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto takes tenth place in the ranking of the ten worst cars in the age group up to 13 years. The TÜV determined one EM quota of 39.9 percent. During general inspections, the brake discs, parking brakes, foot brakes and the exhaust system fail more often than average. Mistakes also often occur when it comes to lighting.

10th place: Kia Picanto. (Photo: © 2024 Kia ​​Deutschland GmbH)

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