Volkswagen Sharan MOT Results

Registered in 2008
52.0% pass rate
from 1,353 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Sharan is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.074% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.074% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Position lamp (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.96% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.074% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.074% fail on Switch
    • 0.074% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.074% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.074% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Springs
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.2% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.30% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Drive shafts (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shaft (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Hinge
      • 0.30% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.74% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Driver's seat (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.44% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Chassis (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Chassis condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.074% fail on Tank
      • 0.074% fail on Hose
      • 0.074% fail on Pipe
      • 0.074% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.074% fail on System
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.15% fail on Boot lid (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Boot lid condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.074% fail on Carrier
    • 0.074% fail on Cabs
      • 0.074% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.22% fail on Plate brake tester (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.44% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Cable
        • 0.15% fail on Lever
        • 0.074% fail on Linkage
    • 0.96% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.96% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.74% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.074% fail on Servos
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.074% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.074% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.074% fail on View to rear
      • 0.074% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.4% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.074% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.074% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.074% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.074% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.59% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.52% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.6% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Steering arm (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play
      • 0.074% fail on Steering box
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.074% fail on Power steering
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Pre-tensioners (69 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Requirements
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.074% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.074% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.074% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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