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The Most Common Volkswagen Sharan Symbols

These are the most common dashboard symbols that you will see in your Volkswagen Sharan. Click on one to see more information or scroll further down to see the link to the owner's manual where you can find even more symbols.

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About the Sharan

While the Volkswagen Touran is dominating more in popularity in the VW minivan segment, the VW Sharan has been a consistent seller in the European market since its first generation was launched back in 1995. It also found popularity in China before it was eventually replaced with a China-only model, the VW Viloran.

The success of the Sharan in the markets it was in was interesting to some because the model had previously scored poorly in certain reliability tests. The United Kingdom Reliability Index gave the Volkswagen Sharan a score of 200 in a system where the lower the score, the better, and the average car scored 100, with the most reliable models scoring 60 and under.

Problems with the Sharan included various quality issues, gears not engaging, speaker covers breaking and the constant appearance of the ABS warning lights. As we say, in spite of these apparent setbacks, the VW Sharan became the best-selling minivan in some markets like Germany.

The Sharan was powered by a 148-hp 1.8L 4-cylinder engine, but other variants were available, too, including a 2.8L V6 edition that got up to 201-hp. Many diesel variants were also available. The first generation ran from 1995 to 2010, and then a second generation has been on the market since 2010, receiving another facelift in 2015 that was shown at the Geneva Motor show.

The 2015 Facelifted version received a very impressive 2.0L petrol engine option outputting up to 217-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, all paired with a 6-speed DSG unit much like the one that was at the time found in the 2016 Golf GTI.

One explanation for the Sharan’s popularity could be its vanilla but inoffensive VW design DNA. For those looking for an MPV, it looked decent enough, especially from the second generation and facelifted versions. Interiors were rather lackluster, however, and a factor behind its replacement in some markets has been a demand for the better overall design.