Dacia Sandero MOT Results

Registered in 2015
76.9% pass rate
from 15,387 tests in 2020
(54% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Dacia Sandero is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (93% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (57% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device (21 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0065% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment (10 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.013% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (87% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Stop lamp (34% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.0065% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0065% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.026% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch (21 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.058% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0065% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0065% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0065% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0065% fail on Switch
    • 0.0065% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0065% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0065% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0065% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on View to rear
      • 0.078% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.058% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.058% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0065% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (76% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (87% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (86% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (86% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs and drums (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Brake discs (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0065% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (76% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (65% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0065% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0065% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control (82% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Lever (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.084% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.019% fail on Pedal
    • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic systems (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.065% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.065% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.013% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0065% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0065% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.31% fail on Springs
      • 0.31% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (16 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (17 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Anti-roll bar (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (43 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0065% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0065% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.68% fail on Body, chassis, structure (34% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.026% fail on Joints
    • 0.058% fail on Doors
      • 0.032% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
      • 0.019% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0065% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.045% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.045% fail on Body
      • 0.032% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.039% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.026% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.019% fail on Seats
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.013% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 0.46% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.091% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (62% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.091% fail on Condition
      • 0.045% fail on Requirements (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.18% fail on Steering
    • 0.078% fail on Power steering (16 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pipes and hoses (51 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Operation (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Other components
    • 0.065% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.045% fail on Track rod end (62% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.032% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0065% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0065% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.084% fail on Identification of the vehicle (62% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Registration plates (62% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.039% fail on Road Wheels (76% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Attachment (89% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.0065% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0065% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

Search Good Garages