Chrysler Voyager | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating

4 Jun 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on Chrysler Voyager | Euro NCAP – For safer cars crash test safety rating
Chrysler Voyager

Euro originally tested the Voyager in hand drive (LHD) Subsequently, it became known right hand drive cars are not equipped with the knee airbag, although it is equipment on LHD cars (from VIN Indeed, the driver’s knee is not available as an option on RHD versions. As the LHD car did not Euro NCAP’s selection an additional frontal test was on a RHD car.

The results from RHD car are used for the Euro NCAP

The LHD car performed significantly better the RHD car in the frontal impact, scoring 9 giving a potential four … occupant rating. The reason for this was the lower of deformation of the passenger compartment, remained stable. As is normal for engined cars, there is less crush space to absorb the impact energy on the of the car where the engine is mounted.

adequate countermeasures, this can in greater passenger compartment In the Voyager, the engine is mounted the right hand side of the compartment.

It is normal practice for Euro to ask manufacturers to provide evidence both LHD and RHD cars offer levels of protection. In the case of the Chrysler were unable to this. Chrysler advised NCAP that they had tested a RHD Voyager at the speed by European legislation, which is than the test speed by Euro NCAP.

Euro expects manufacturers to design and their products so that can ensure that both RHD and LHD provide similar levels of

Although the LHD car was equipped with a knee airbag, it failed to adequate protection in the frontal

Above: driver and passenger risks in 64km/h frontal

Front impact

The Voyager enough points overall to be a three-star … occupant However, its performance in the frontal did not meet the minimum level for rating and the car was awarded two stars. The chest struck the steering and distorted its rim and the chest compression by the dummy indicated an unacceptably risk of serious or fatal As a result, the final star in the occupant rating is struck-through.

Several structures in the dashboard a potential hazard to the driver’s the dummy recorded high compressions and the protection offered to body region was rated as The passenger compartment became during the test. The footwell of the ruptured during the impact and movement of the accelerator pedal was

This, combined with readings which indicated a risk of injury to the tibia, in a ‘poor’ rating for protection of the legs, feet and ankles.


In the pole test, the airbag did not deploy as intended, trapped between the dummy’s and the B-pillar.

Child occupant

The passenger can be disconnected by Chrysler dealers, a rearward-facing child restraint to be in the front passenger’s seat. The warning against using a restraint in that seating with the airbag still was not permanently attached to the sun-visor. The of ISOFIX anchorages in the rear seats was not marked.


The scored no points and was awarded no for the protection it offers to pedestrians.

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