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Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Volkswagen Sharan faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Volkswagen Sharan fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Volkswagen Sharan (1995 - Present) Fault Guide


Volkswagen Sharan (1995 - Present) Fault Guide

View Volkswagen Sharan (1995 - Present) Fault Guide

We know of 20 VOLKSWAGEN Sharan (1995 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 7 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 5 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 6 recalls

Here's an example fault on the VOLKSWAGEN Sharan (1995 - Present)

What to look for:

Check the paperwork to see if the cam belt has been changed on schedule. On pre 1999 engines, cam belts must be changed every 80,000 miles. On most post 2000 engines the cam belt must be changed within 110,000 miles. However, many garages recommend that bearings and pulleys can fail at 80,000 so we recommend changing all these parts at 75,000 miles.

What it means:

If the cam belt and associated parts (such as tensioner, pulleys, auxiliary belt, pump belt and fan belt) have not been changed, and the mileage is over these boundaries, the cam belt is likely to fail soon and will cause expensive damage to the engine. Usually the engine has to be replaced or at least re-built.

What to do

Ensure that the cam belt is changed before the car is driven anywhere if it is coming close to its interval. Changing the belt will cost £220 - £400.


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