Volkswagen Sharan MOT Results

Registered in 2000
44.3% pass rate
from 584 tests in 2017
(13% worse than other 2000 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Sharan is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 12% fail on Position lamps (90% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Front lamps (81% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Rear lamps (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.51% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.1% fail on Fog lamp (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.6% fail on Battery (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
  • 31% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 13% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Component mounting (72% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Spring mounting
    • 9.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 5.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 5.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.17% fail on Couplings
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.5% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear
      • 0.17% fail on Front
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.17% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.0% fail on Parking brake performance (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Front wheels (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.8% fail on Components
        • 6.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
      • 0.51% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.8% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.68% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.17% fail on Components
        • 0.17% fail on Servos
  • 11% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.51% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.17% fail on Locking devices
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.51% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.17% fail on Load security
      • 0.17% fail on Bootlid
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Size/type
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Mirrors
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (34% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
      • 0.34% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
  • 5.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 3.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Towbars
    • 0.17% fail on Towbar
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
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  • Volkswagen Sharan (1995 - 2010)
    Full seven-seater that drives more like a car than a big people carrier. Classier image than a Ford Galaxy or SEAT Alhambra even though it's the same.

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