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