Volkswagen Sharan MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.2% pass rate
from 1,496 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Sharan is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.8% fail on Suspension arms (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Springs (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.067% fail on Switch
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.067% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Chassis (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Chassis condition (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.87% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.47% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.40% fail on Body
      • 0.40% fail on Other body component
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Hose (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.067% fail on System
    • 0.33% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.067% fail on Towbar
      • 0.067% fail on Coupling
    • 0.067% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Bracket
    • 0.067% fail on Floor
    • 0.067% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.067% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.067% fail on Cabs
      • 0.067% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.47% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.40% fail on Cable
        • 0.067% fail on Lever
        • 0.067% fail on Linkage
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.3% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Air and vacuum systems (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Servos (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.067% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.20% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.067% fail on Pedal
      • 0.067% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.067% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.74% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.067% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.067% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on View to rear
      • 0.74% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.067% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.067% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.067% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.67% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
    • 0.80% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.94% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment

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