Dacia Sandero MOT Results

Registered in 2013
81.8% pass rate
from 6,746 tests in 2017
(7.4% worse than other 2013 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Dacia Sandero is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Horn (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.059% fail on Switch (19 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate lamp (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Front lamps (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.015% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.059% fail on Battery
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (51% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (78% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (82% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs (91% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.015% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.82% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.24% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.059% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Components
        • 0.044% fail on Hoses
        • 0.044% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Pipes
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal
        • 0.044% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.044% fail on ABS
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Suspension
    • 0.64% fail on Anti-roll bars (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage condition (25 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Presence
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.28% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.27% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.25% fail on Coil springs (48% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Location
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.030% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.030% fail on Rear
  • 0.31% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
  • 0.24% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.10% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.089% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.059% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
  • 0.18% fail on Steering
    • 0.089% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pipes and hoses (23 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 0.074% fail on Steering system (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.015% fail on Steering control
      • 0.015% fail on Steering column
  • 0.12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Emissions
    • 0.044% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe
      • 0.015% fail on System
    • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.089% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.074% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Attachment
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  • Dacia Sandero (2013 on)
    Was originally excellent value for money starting at £5,995, especially compared to Clio with the same engines. 1.5 dCi and 0.9 TCe available.

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