Innovative Sds-42

Model Sds-42 made by Innovative got 1 consumer complain as well as 1 recall. Consumer complaints with reference to power train. . There was one recall concerning power train .

Model 2009


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
09V067000INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING V (Vehicle)402/23/2009ODIINNOVATIVE TRAILERS, INC02/23/200902/21/2009
Defect SummaryInnovative is recalling 4 my 2008 sfs-45, sds-45 and my 2009 sds-42 buses equipped with arvinmeritor axle assemblies. the wheel end studs may have been improperly tempered rendering them brittle and susceptible to fracture. if one wheel stud fractures, the remaining wheel studs are required to carry more load. if left in this condition, the remaining wheel studs may also fracture even if they are properly manufactured.
Consequence SummaryFractured wheel studs could result in a vehicle crash.
Corrective SummaryInnovative is working with arvinmeritor who will replace any aftermarket replacement stud free of charge (please see 08e038). owners may contact arvinmeritor at 1-248-435-8793 or innovative at 903-832-6684.
NotesCustomers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to .

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Tl*the contact owns a 2009 rance rres8166ta . he stated that while driving approximately 30 mph he felt excessive vibration . he pulled over to the side of the road and noticed that the front axle was fractured which caused the passenger tire to fail. he made a temporary repair to the vehicle so that he could make it to a secure area. he is in the process of having the vehicle inspected to determine the cause of the failure. however he speculates the failure is caused by erroneous spatial correlations/designs of the axles. he contacted the manufacturer in which he filed a complaint. the failure and current mileages were not applicable. bl