Volkswagen Sharan MOT Results

Registered in 2003
45.5% pass rate
from 1,007 tests in 2020
(18% 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 (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Suspension arms (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (3.6% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (31% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Sub-frame
    • 2.0% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings (42% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 19% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.099% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake imbalance (7.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (28% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake imbalance (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested (13% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads (11% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.60% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Cable (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.1% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.99% fail on Flexible brake hoses (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Lever (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Servos
      • 0.099% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.099% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.099% fail on Pedal
    • 0.099% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.099% fail on Servos
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (7.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (9.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (9.6% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Individual direction indicators (39% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Side repeaters (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (7.3% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (7.3% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (9.3% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies) (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Horn
    • 0.099% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.099% fail on Switch
    • 0.099% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.099% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.099% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts (7.4% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Joints (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.099% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 4.3% fail on Chassis (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Chassis condition (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Doors (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Hinge
      • 0.30% fail on Front passenger's door (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.099% fail on Door condition
    • 0.40% fail on Seats (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's seat (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (1.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Floor (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers (7.3% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.099% fail on Bracket
    • 0.20% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.099% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.099% fail on Body
      • 0.099% fail on Other body component
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components (7.2% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.70% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Rams
      • 0.099% fail on Other components
    • 0.099% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.099% fail on Steering column
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (6.1% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (8.2% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (18% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on View to rear (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Mirrors (98% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view (14% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Emissions not tested (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (11% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (9.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 2.2% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks (46% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Engine oil leaks (32% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment
    • 0.99% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Airbags
      • 0.099% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.099% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.099% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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