Dacia Sandero MOT Results

Registered in 2014
79.2% pass rate
from 11,490 tests in 2017
(46% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Dacia Sandero is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (44% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp (50% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device (20 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate lamp (27% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Stop lamp (30% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Horn (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.035% fail on Rear lamps (72% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0087% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.052% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.044% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.035% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Side repeaters (93% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0087% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0087% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.017% fail on Battery
    • 0.017% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0087% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0087% fail on Switch
  • 4.2% fail on Brakes (92% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (93% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Rear wheels (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.052% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake (80% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (93% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0087% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0087% fail on Hoses
      • 0.0087% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.017% fail on ABS
    • 0.0087% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.0087% fail on Pedal
        • 0.0087% fail on Anti-slip
  • 3.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.096% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.77% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
    • 0.035% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.50% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage condition (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0087% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0087% fail on Presence
    • 0.096% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.096% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.078% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.070% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.026% fail on Front
    • 0.0087% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0087% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0087% fail on Component mounting
  • 0.31% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.11% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0087% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.18% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.16% fail on Steering
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Pipes and hoses (38 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Other components (19 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
    • 0.026% fail on Steering system (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.0087% fail on Steering control
      • 0.0087% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.0087% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.087% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Doors
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.0087% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0087% fail on Body security
    • 0.0087% fail on Seats
      • 0.0087% fail on Drivers
  • 0.070% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Emissions
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.017% fail on Cap
      • 0.0087% fail on Pipe
    • 0.0087% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0087% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.061% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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