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Volkswagen Sharan Common Problems and Solutions

Gears not engaging

Problem:

If you are having a problem with the gears not engaging, you have a problem with the gear linkage.

Solution:

Depending on which gear or gears are not engaging properly, you will have to replace the gear linkage to sort the problem out.

Difficulty level

5

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Spare wheel mechanism seized

Problem:

This problem is common on the Sharan. It occurs if the spare wheel mechanism is not serviced regularly. If the cable is not greased often and the wheel lowered, they end up seizing.

Solution:

If this has happened to you, you will need to replace the spare wheel mechanism to get it sorted.

Difficulty level

1

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Speaker covers braking

Problem:

The speaker covers on the doors of the Sharan are known for getting broken easily.

Solution:

You will need to replace the cover when broken.

Difficulty level

1

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Power/acceleration problem

Problem:

When you are accelerating and notice that the vehicle isn't gaining power as it should or you are driving at over 70mph and it's losing power, you have a problem with the air mass meter.

Solution:

You will have to replace the air mass meter to sort the issue.

Difficulty level

3

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ABS warning light

Problem:

A common problem on the Volkswagen Sharan is for the ABS warning light to come on the dashboard. This usually means that you have a problem with one of the ABS sensors.

Solution:

Have a diagnostic check run on your vehicle to identify which sensor is causing the problem. On the Sharan it is usually due to a leak from the CV boot which means that the sensor will just need to be cleaned. If this doesn't resolve the issue, you will need to replace the sensor itself.

Difficulty level

5

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Rear light failure

Problem:

If you have noticed that the rear lights on your Sharan are not working, this is usually caused by faulty wiring from the vehicle to the lights.

Solution:

The wiring between the vehicle and the lights is usually in trunking, which is a plastic cover. You will need to remove this cover and replace the wiring to solve the problem.

Difficulty level

4

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Reading these common Volkswagen Sharan problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Volkswagen Sharan – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Volkswagen Sharan does have one of these issues.