Volkswagen Sharan MOT Results

Registered in 2010
58.5% pass rate
from 1,100 tests in 2020
(24% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volkswagen Sharan is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Position lamp (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.73% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.27% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.27% fail on Horn
    • 0.45% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.45% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.091% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.091% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.091% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (26 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-roll bar (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (57% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (59% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Macpherson strut (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.091% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Joints (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.36% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Joints (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (80% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Other passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
    • 0.27% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.091% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on System (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.091% fail on Bracket
    • 0.18% fail on Boot lid (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Boot lid condition (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.091% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.091% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.091% fail on Towbar
      • 0.091% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.091% fail on Body
      • 0.091% fail on Panel
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.091% fail on Cable
        • 0.091% fail on Lever
    • 0.55% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.45% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.45% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.091% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.091% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.091% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.091% fail on Servos
    • 0.091% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.36% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.091% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (91% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (91% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.64% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.091% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering gear (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Steering rack (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.091% fail on Power steering
      • 0.091% fail on Operation
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Airbags (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drivers airbag (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
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