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Dacia Sandero

Rating
Score
ADULT OCCUPANT
***
24
Front: 12
Side: 12.1
Seatbelt reminder: 0
CHILD OCCUPANT
****
38
PEDESTRIAN
*
6


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

Child restraints
18 month old ChildBritax Roemer BabySafe ISOFIX Plus, rearward facing
3 year old ChildBritax Roemer Duo Plus 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 modelDacia Sandero 1.5 dCi, E2
Body type5 door hatchback
Year of publication2008
Kerb weight1105kg
VIN from which rating appliesapplies to Sanderos without safety pack (available as standard or as an option)

Comments
Front impact
Although some spot welds had released at the base of the A-pillar, the passenger compartment remained stable during the impact and the dummies' heads made stable contact with the airbags. Structures in the dashboard presented a risk of injury to the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger.

Side impact
The Sandero was tested without the side impact/head protecting airbag which is fitted either as standard or as an option and protection of the chest was rated as weak. No pole test was performed. A further side impact test and a pole test were conducted with the airbag fitted and information from those tests is available here.

Child occupant
The passenger airbag can be deactivated to allow a rearward facing child restraint to be used. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The label warning of the dangers of using a rearward facing child seat without having first disabled the airbag was unclear and was not permanently attached. The presence of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear outboard seats was not clearly marked.

Pedestrian
Neither the bumper nor the front edge of the bonnet scored any points for the protection offered to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet surface was rated as predominantly poor for the proection offered to the head of both a struck child and an adult.

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