Volkswagen Sharan MOT Results

Registered in 1997
48.2% pass rate
from 336 tests in 2017
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Sharan is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage condition
    • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.9% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting (72% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 5.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 5.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 3.6% fail on Macpherson strut (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.60% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
      • 0.30% fail on Location
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.30% fail on Front
      • 0.30% fail on Rear
    • 0.30% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.9% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.7% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.30% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.30% fail on Horn
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 9.5% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.60% fail on Front wheels (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.30% fail on Brake operation
    • 7.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.8% fail on Components
        • 4.2% fail on Pipes
        • 3.0% fail on Hoses
      • 0.60% fail on Leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.60% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.4% fail on ABS
    • 0.89% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
        • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
  • 17% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 16% fail on Steering system (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.30% fail on Free play
        • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.30% fail on Other components
        • 0.30% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 1.2% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
      • 0.30% fail on Pump
    • 0.30% fail on Steering operation
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.60% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions (57% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Tank
      • 0.30% fail on Cap
      • 0.30% fail on System
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Requirements
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.30% fail on Installation check
        • 0.30% fail on Anchorage's
  • 3.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.60% fail on Body security (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.30% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.30% fail on Chassis
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Attachment
    • 0.30% fail on Condition

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