In this regular column, Autodata’s Technical Team share their fixes to common problems raised through Autodata’s technical helpline, available to all UK customers.
Volkswagen Sharan – vibration and noise in passenger compartment at approximately 1,200rpm
We have a customer with a 2012 Volkswagen Sharan 2.0 diesel who is complaining of vibration and noise in the passenger compartment at approximately 1,200rpm. We heard the noise during the road test and it sounds like it is coming from behind the instrument cluster or fascia. We have visually checked around the instrument cluster/fascia area but cannot pinpoint the source of the noise. Can you think of any other areas of the vehicle to check?
Yes, this has been reported to us before – it affects Sharan models with CFFB engine code up to VIN 005199. The cause of the vibration is due to an unsatisfactory design of the air filter housing and intake air pipe assembly. Fit a modified air filter housing and intake air pipe assembly (Fig 2), and then carry out a road test to ensure that the vibration has been eliminated.