Volkswagen Sharan MOT Results

Registered in 2009
51.5% pass rate
from 771 tests in 2020
(30% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Sharan is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (4.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Position lamps (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Position lamp (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (6.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (6.2% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (8.3% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment (17% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn (11% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Reversing lamps (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (18% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Coil springs (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Macpherson strut (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings (3.3% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.52% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 14% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (25% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance (15% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (27% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance (14% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (4.9% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (4.2% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Cable (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Servos
    • 0.13% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Joints (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 0.91% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.39% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Body (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Spare wheel (36 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Spare wheel condition (53 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Washers (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (23% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (6.6% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (0.056% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Drag link end (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.13% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.13% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (29 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle (15% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates (15% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels (41% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment (17% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.13% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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