Volkswagen Sharan MOT Results

Registered in 2010
59.9% pass rate
from 923 tests in 2020
(15% 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.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage ball joints (13% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs (33% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs (33% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring (32% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (12% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (78% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators (65% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (25% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (17% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (11% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Electrical equipment (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Horn (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.33% fail on Reversing lamps (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Reversing lamps (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (32% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3.2% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions (72% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (50% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (9.4% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Window
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (3.6% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.33% fail on Doors (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.11% fail on Hinge
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (37% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (1.4% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (1.9% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (53% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (65% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.43% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (9.6% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Anti-lock braking system (13% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Master cylinder
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Steering linkage components (42% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.98% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Seat belts (49% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (74% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4.4% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle (6.0% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates (6.3% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels (4.2% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
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