Engineers from the German Automobile Club ADAC have compiled a rating of cars under the age of 10 that most often cause problems to owners.
Experts from ADAC – the German Automobile Club – have compiled a rating of cars under the age of 10, which most often cause problems to owners. The study was based on the statistics of failures of components and assemblies of cars of 25 brands aged from three to 10 years, which occurred in the first few months of 2021.
The 10-year-old KIA Ceed turned out to be the most unreliable with a 52.7% failure rate. Moreover, as noted in ADAC, up to the age of three such cars hardly bother their owners, but then they gradually begin to “mope”.
Experts noted that only in the last years of construction Ceed have almost no breakdowns. Therefore, if you are choosing a new car, there is no reason to worry about this model.
The second position is occupied by Hyundai i20 with a failure rate of 42.2%. In the case of this city car, the most frequent breakdowns are the starter, door locks, and the ignition system.
In SEAT Alhambra and Volkswagen Sharan, breakdowns occurred with an above average frequency in almost all years of construction: the main reasons were exhaust gas recirculation or AdBlue injection.
Smart Forfour, which has been on sale since 2015, also looked “stunningly bad”. In cars of all years of production, the battery is very often discharged.
The list of the worst cars also includes:
- Opel Insignia;
- Nissan Qashqai;
- Ford S-Max;
- Renault Kangoo;
- Renault Rapid (Express).