The Renault Duster was recently tested for safety under the stringent Latin NCAP and managed to score four stars. The Duster in question was a Colombia made base version featuring a driver-side airbag as standard and missed out on most safety features including ABS, passenger-side airbag, driver-side knee airbag and ISOFIX anchorages. In terms of protection, the Latin NCAP awarded the Duster 11 out of 17 points in Adult Occupation Protection (AOP) resulting in a four out of five star rating.
The Latin NCAP crash results stated that the frontal impact tests saw the driver head well protected but the passenger head was close to contact with the dashboard. The chests showed marginal protection from the restraint systems. Furthermore, the crash test concluded that there were hazardous structures in the area in the vehicle that could impact the driver and front passenger knees.