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Skoda Fabia

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
****
32
Front: 12.9
Side: 15
Seatbelt reminder: 2
Pole: 2
CHILD OCCUPANT
***
36
PEDESTRIAN
**
17


 
Adult occupant protection
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Adequate, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate, Right foot: Good, Left foot: Good
Frontal impact driver
Head: Good, Neck: Good, Chest: Good, Upper leg right: Marginal, Upper leg left: Marginal, Lower leg right: Adequate, Lower leg left: Adequate
Frontal impact passenger
Head: Good, Chest: Good, Abdomen: Good, Pelvis: Good
Side impact driver

Child restraints
18 month old ChildFair BimboFix Type II ISOFIX, rearward facing
3 year old ChildFair BimboFix Type II ISOFIX, forward facing
Pedestrian protection

Pedestrian protection

Safety equipment
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Driver frontal airbag
Front passenger frontal airbag
Side body airbags
Side head airbags
Driver knee airbag
Car details
Tested modelSkoda Fabia, 1.2 Sport, LHD
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2007
Kerb weight1055kg
VIN from which rating appliesApplies to all applies Fabias

Comments
Front impact
The passenger compartment remained stable during the impact but structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger.

Side impact
Based on dummy results alone, the Fabia would have scored maximum points in the side impact and pole tests.  Howewer, in the side test, the rear door moved from the primary latch to the secondary latch position and the car lost one point available for that test.

Child occupant
The Fabia scored maximum points for its protection of the 18 month dummy in the frontal and side impact tests.  In the side impact, the 3 year old's restraint rotated so that the dummy's head was not fully contained within the child seat, making it vulnerable to contact with parts of the car's interior.  A switch is available to allow the front passenger's airbag to be disabled so that a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position.  However, information provided to the driver about the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear.  On cars not fitted with the switch, the airbag can be disabled by a dealer.  There was inadequate warning of the dangers of using a rearward-facing child restraint in the front passenger's seat without first disabling the airbag.  The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. However, the front edge of the bonnet scored no points.

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