Pontiac Fiero NHTSA Frontal Crash Test WITHOUT Seatbelts
This is another crash test video for the Pontiac Fiero. In this test, the occupants are NOT wearing seatbelts. This goes to show how deadly even the safest cars can be when the occupants are not wearing seatbelts.
This was tested at 29.7 MPH into a solid Barrier. The driver would have a fair chance of surviving, but would have broken ribs and sternum. The passenger would have a broken neck from its head going through the windshield.
The Fiero received a 5 star crash rating for both driver and passenger. A 5-star rating means a 10% or lower chance of serious injury. So 5-star means the same now as it meant 25 years ago.
Head Injury Criterion: 356.5/308.6
Chest Deceleration (G): 30.9/29.9
Femur Load 840/800 800/740
Head Injury Criterion: 870.5/552
Chest Deceleration (G): 62.6/90.6
Femur Load 1113/1170 1056/1067
So as you can see, by not wearing your seatbelt, the crash test rating of this car goes from 5 stars to only 2 stars. Thats going from less than 10% of serious injury to 36-40% chance of serious injury!!!!!
Before you comment, realize this test is WITHOUT SEATBELTS.
Even a safe car like the Fiero cannot protect you if you dont WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!!!!!
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Pontiac Fiero NHTSA Frontal Crash Test
This is one of the original crash test videos for the Pontiac Fiero. In
this video, dummies were restrained with the factory seatbelts.
"Fieros are deathtraps!" Not hardly......
Many people think that the Pontiac Fiero is an unsafe vehicle due to its
small size. It turns out that the Fiero was the safest vehicle ever tested
by the NHTSA without airbags. It was the second safest vehicle on the road
in 1985, second to the Volvo DL Wagon. The DL had airbags. Even by today's
standards, the Fiero still rivals many newer vehicles on the road today.
The methods of testing are exactly the same in 2010 as they were back in
1979 when NHTSA began testing cars. Cars are tested by impacting a solid
barrier at 35 MPH.
The Fiero received a 5 star crash rating for both driver and passenger. A
5-star rating means a 10% or lower chance of serious injury. So 5-star
means the same now as it meant 25 years ago.
Here are a few comparisons:
1984 Pontiac Fiero
Head Injury Criterion: 356.5/308.6
Chest Deceleration (G): 30.9/29.9
Femur Load 840/800 800/740
2003 Cadillac Deville
Head Injury Criterion: 826/507
Chest Deceleration (G): 75/58
Femur Load: 825/1297 875/848
2007 Buick Lacrosse
Head Injury Criterion: 374/259
Chest Deceleration (G): 43/42
Femur Load: 1099/1112 909/405
2009 Ford Focus
Head Injury Criterion: 521/389
Chest Deceleration (G): 40/40
Femur Load: 1133/1652 1138/968
As you can see, the 1980s Pontiac is still one of the safer cars on the
road today. The Fiero is as good as or better than many of today's vehicles
that have airbags.
The Fiero is also very stable. The Fiero received a Static Stability
Factor, or Rollover Resistance rating, of 1.47. This equates to a 5-star
Even if you are unfortunate enough to get into a rollover accident, the
Fiero excels in safety once again with its incredibly strong roof
structure. According to the NHTSA, the Fiero was tested by inverted drop
and roof crush testing. In the inverted drop test, the Fiero, along with
cars like the Ford F150 and Plymouth Laser were turned over and dropped on
their roofs. The Fiero scored best with 8.3 cm crush on the a-pillar and
3.8 cm on the B-pillar. The Ford F-150 had the worst rating with 42.5cm
crush on a-pillar and 40.6cm on the B-pillar. The Plymouth Laser actually
had a slightly better rating than Fiero for B pillar with 3.2cm crush.
In another publication, NHTSA tested cars roofs by crushing them with a
steel plate and hydraulic ram. In the example given, the Chevrolet S10 had
the worst rating with 5320 lbs roof strength, while the Fiero has the
highest rating with 9909 lbs of roof strength. This equates to 3.53 roof
strength to weight ratio, complying with even the most recent roof strength
requirement of 3.00:1 strength ratio. It is kind of funny how the Pontiac
Fiero is still meeting many of the most modern crash test requirements
without even frontal airbags.....
Now for Death rate. Death rate is a number given to cars to reflect the
likelihood of death in any particular vehicle. The Fiero, along with Camaros and Firebirds,
happen to have a very high death rate. A high death rate doesn't mean the
car is unsafe, it just means that this type of car is going to be driven faster and more recklessly,
increasing the chance of an accident, which in turn, increases the chance
of serious injury or death. If you hit a concrete wall at 80MPH with no
seatbelts on, I don't care what car you are in, you will be killed. The
human body just simply cannot take that kind of G load and people need to
stop driving like idiots. Please comment. I would like to see your reaction
to this and hear some of your crash stories. Please drive responsibly.
Video courtesy of NHTSA, NCAP and Calspan Crash Testing Center.
Other vehicle data from http://www.safercar.gov
Fiero crash test data from
Fiero frontal crush data from
Fiero Static Stability Factor data from
Fiero Death rate data from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809004.PDF
Fiero Roof Crush data from
Motor Week - Pontiac Fiero
amerikanische Fernsehsendung von 1994 Motorweek in der der Fiero
vorgestellt und mit dem MR2 verglichen wurde.
Drama at the 2008 Fiero Reunion
There were many stories at the 2008 Fiero Reunion at the Marriott
Centerpoint in Pontiac, Michigan. Here are two. The parking space standoff
ended peacefully; they settled it like gentlemen; we would expect no less
of Fiero owners. Now, those Corvette, Solstice, Miata and Viper
ruffians.... well, you know THEM;-)
406 cid. V8 Pontiac Fiero. turn up your volume!
this beautifully asinine monster graced us with its presence at the Sonics
drive-in, in Lincolnton NC, for our first western NC Fiero Meetup. this
thing stole the show. oh and cletus sucks/fredsucksballs/whatever, just
link to the PFF thread on possible future NC meetups:
link to the GA fiero club Asheville cruise:
CHEVY V8 FIERO-3
MY SON AND ME WITH OUR FIERO'S DOING A BURNOUT CHAINED TOGETHER !
Northwest Fiero Fest 2014
A compilation video I made from the 2014 Northwest Fiero Fest in Richland,
Washington. Filmed on a Nikon D7100 and edited with Final Cut Pro X.
A special thanks to Mitch Lambert and Aaron Koch for supplying extra
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Head Injury Criterion 463 375
Chest deceleration (g's) 44 43
Femur load l/r1 (lb) 399 / 1125 895 / 183
Adjustable Upper Belt - Front Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt - Rear Standard
Seat Belt Extenders Option
Additional Webbing Inches - Driver 38
Additional Webbing Inches - Passenger 38
Pretensioner Standard Front
Energy Management Feature Standard Front/Standard Rear
Integrated Safety Belt -
Rear Center Lap/Shoulder Belt Standard
Enhanced Seat Belt Reminder System Standard
Rear Seat Head Restraint Standard
Dynamic Head Restraint -
SAB - head protection Standard Curtain Bag For Rows 1 and 2
SAB - chest protection Standard Torso Bag From Seat For Row 1/Optional
Torso Bag From Side For Row 2
SAB Out Of Position Testing Meets Specification
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Air Bag On-Off Switch -
4-Wheel ABS Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard
Traction Control Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirrors Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Auto Door Locks Standard
Automatic Crash Notification -
Safety Power Windows Standard Anti-Pinch And Standard Push Down Lift Up
Built-In Child Seats -
Child Seat Lower Anchorage (LATCH) Standard
Interior Trunk Release Standard
Anti-Theft Features Standard Passive Immobilizer, Passive Alarm
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