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Fiat Palio ELX + 2 Airbags

August-2010

10.65 max. 16.00
21.27 max. 49.00

Car Details

Body type

5 door hatchback

Publication year

2010

Crash test weight

1276kg

Safety equipment

Driver frontal airbag

YES

Passenger frontal airbag

YES

Side head airbags

NO

Side body airbags (front)

NO

Driver knee airbag

NO

Front seatbelt pretensioners

YES

FRONT

FRONT PASSENGER

DRIVER

Protection

GOOD ADEQUATE MARGINAL WEAK POOR

COMMENTS

The driver and passenger airbags offered good protection to the head. However, the protection offered to the driver’s chest was marginal and there were hazardous structures in the area of the fascia that could be impacted by an occupants knees. The seat belts in the front were fitted with pretensioners (device that takes away slack in the webbing in an early stage of the impact and improves the performance of the seat belt) which did not perform properly during the impact. FIAT will review this issue together with the seat belt manufacturer. In addition the manufacturer told LN that they will improve the knee area shortly. .

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