Reliability of the Dacia Sandero

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Dacia models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Dacia Sandero.

In the statistics for 2022, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2021 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Dacia Sandero.

Listed are all breakdowns of the vehicles between 3 and 10 years old. Causes such as an empty fuel tank (as a clearly self-inflicted breakdown) or tyre defects are not included in the ADAC reliability index. The evaluation of the breakdown frequency follows the colour scheme from dark green (= very low ) to red (= very high).

Dacia Sandero Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2021 calendar year

EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018 EZ 2019
18,1 14,3 13,6 10,1 11,0 5,5 3,5 2,4

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
17,8 15,0 17,6 12,8 9,7 8,5 4,3 2,6

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
22,2 17,7 17,5 22,7 13,7 9,6 7,5 3,4

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Starter (2010, 2012)
  • Battery (2013)
  • Ignition lock (2013-2016)

Source: ADAC

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Recent Sandero Recalls

22. 10. 2021

The high-pressure fuel system may be defective. As a result, fuel may leak out, increasing the risk of fire. The Dacia … .

27. 05. 2021

The front bonnet lock striker wire may be defective. This could lead to the bonnet opening while driving, increasing the risk … .

29. 01. 2021

The key may become blocked in the starting position, which could damage the vehicle’s starter. As a result, the vehicle may … .

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