Class Eligibility

You are a Settlement Class Member if you are an individual or entity in the United States who during the time period from January 1, 2008 to November 22, 2016 purchased an uncoated York, Fraser-Johnston, Luxaire, Coleman, Evcon, Guardian, Champion, or Dayton brand copper evaporator coil or copper condenser coil manufactured and sold by JCI or any of its Affiliates, separately or as part of a split system or packaged residential air handler, condensing unit, or HVAC unit, that is covered by the original limited five year warranty or extended ten year warranty.

“Copper Coil” means a York, Fraser-Johnston, Luxaire, Coleman, Evcon, Guardian, Champion, or Dayton brand copper evaporator coil or copper condenser coil, manufactured and sold by JCI or any of its Affiliates, purchased individually or as part of a split system or packaged residential air handler, condensing unit, or HVAC unit, that was not treated or plated with tin (i.e., uncoated), purchased new during the time period from January 1, 2008 to November 22, 2016, that is covered by the original limited five year warranty or extended ten year warranty, and that is installed in its original installation site. Qualifying Copper Coils that are used in

residential or light-commercial applications are included within this definition.

Estimated Amount

Up to $1100

The amount paid will depend on when the coil failed and the number of failures experienced

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

Dickerson, et al. v. York International Corporation, et al.
Case No. 1:15-CV-01105-CCC
United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Case Summary

The Plaintiffs claim that JCI manufactures and sells air conditioning systems and heat pump systems, including air handlers and packaged HVAC units, containing defective copper evaporator coils and copper condenser coils that corrode and leak refrigerant. Plaintiffs claim that the Copper Coils are made using uncoated copper tubing and are susceptible to corrosion. It is alleged that a kind of corrosion called formicary corrosion causes microscopic tunnels to form within the copper tubing and causes the coils to leak refrigerant. Plaintiffs claim that JCI: (a) knew or should have known about the defective Copper Coils; (b) should have informed its customers about the defective Copper Coils; (c) should have manufactured the Copper Coils with coated copper or aluminum tubing; and (d) should have replaced the defective Copper Coils rather than simply replace the refrigerant in the unit when the Copper Coils leaked.

The defendants deny the allegations but have agreed to settle

Settlement Pool

N/A

Deadline

Varies

Contact


Dickerson v. York International Corporation
Settlement Administrator
1801 Market Street, Suite 660
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: Questions@jccoppercoilsettlement.com
Fax: 1-484-350-4442

53 responses to “JCI and York International Defective Copper Evaporator Coils Class Action Settlement”

  1. Laura fulton says:

    I have a York air conditioner installed byhjacks July 2011. I have had repeated problems as well as froze up and shut down. This summer it had to be totally rebuilt. It is a York. I believe this is a problem

  2. Randy Sparks says:

    I had a Complete New York system installed ,Heat/ Air on 2/01/16 . I’m probably not untitled for a Class Action Settlement . I have had no problems with it.

    ADMIN – HI Randy,

    You are a Settlement Class Member if you are an individual or entity in the United States who during the time period from January 1, 2008 to November 22, 2016 purchased an uncoated York, Fraser-Johnston, Luxaire, Coleman, Evcon, Guardian, Champion, or Dayton brand copper evaporator coil or copper condenser coil manufactured and sold by JCI or any of its Affiliates, separately or as part of a split system or packaged residential air handler, condensing unit, or HVAC unit, that is covered by the original limited five year warranty or extended ten year warranty.

  3. Jim Oldham says:

    I have a Luxaire system that was installed March 2012, so it is just out of the original 5 year warranty. I do not have the extended warranty. Am I covered by this settlement for the indicated reimbursement if I experience a coil failure in the future (i.e. failure after March 15, 2017)?

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    Per the terms it appears you would need to be under extended 10 year plan.
    The later of: (a) 120 days after the date of the Court’s Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal; or (b) 120 days after the Settlement Class Member experiences a Copper Coil failure while the Copper Coil is covered by the original limited five year warranty or extended ten year warranty.

  4. Michael Cooley says:

    I had a York AC unit installed 06/13/2016. I received a Notice of Class Action Settlement in the mail concerning this unit, but I have not experienced any coil failure. When I tried to submit a claim it asked about a coil failure. Since I have not had a coil failure, am I included in the settlement or am I protected from any future failure? Do I need to submit the claim form and simply indicate no failure for either period? Am I covered under the 10 year warranty?

    ADMIN – Hi Michael,

    You can claim if your coil fails within the five year guarantee. You have up to 120 days after it fails.

  5. Joe Cacciotti says:

    My indoor York coil unit (A coil) has been confirmed to have a leak and is under the 10 year warranty. I have spent $867.93 to add freon and to test to find the leak. Now I’ll have the expense of labor (est. 4 hous) and additional freon, even though the coil will be covered under warranty.

    Questions. Why can’t recover my expenses to confirm the leak and additional cost for installing the replacement coil?

    Should I recover my cost through small claims court or will this class action suit reimburse my out of pocket expenses?

    ADMIN – Hi Joe,

    We are not in a position to give you legal advice.

  6. clayton e. long says:

    my name is clayton I had a new York system installed in09/17/2014 I filed a claim on my system because the coils went out I had to pay for this I have never heard back on my claim I wonder if I will or iam out the money to have it repair. and also will I have more trouble down the road out of this unit

    ADMIN – Hi Clayton,

    I can’t answer that for you. When you need updates on your claim you need to contact the class action administrator. Their info is under the subheading titled: “contacts”. Just scroll up.

  7. Darrell Daniels says:

    I have York air conditioning coils that have failed and will cost $ 1000.00 to replace. York says they will pay $75 . The coils were installed in late 2010. I want to be included in the lawsuit. Six year old coils should be totally replaced. Stay away from York.

    ADMIN – Hi Darrell,

    If you believe you are a member of the class please file a claim.

  8. Sue says:

    Our system was installed December 2011. It started losing charge and needing service within the 5 yr warranty period…June 2016, but obviously there was no suit at this point to file a claim. Again this year no charge and now they are suggesting replacement coil, but the 5 yr warranty is up. The prior year problem was obviously the same thing so the problem started within the warranty period. Will it be covered? Why isn’t York telling us about this problem!

    ADMIN – Hi Sue,

    Contact the admin to see if you are included as part of the 10 year extended plan

  9. Joyce Sneed says:

    My name is Joyce S. I have a York Air/Heating unit copper coil purchased 2/28/2013. I have not experienced any problem yet, however If I exclude myself from this settlement and have a failure in the future copper coil problem will I be able to receive benefits from that failure?
    Do I need to file the class action if I have not have a problem yet?

    ADMIN – Hi Joyce,

    There must be failure before filing. Please contact the class action admin or read the long notice to obtain more details.

  10. Richard Childers says:

    I had a new home built in 2016. I moved in June 2016. My upstairs Heat Pump unit is a York. I have had several problems with it. During the winter the unit went into defrost and ran continuously. They replaced the main circuit board. The unit again stuck in defrost and would not stop, they replaced the reversing valve. Two month later when we switched from heating to cooling, the unit stayed in heating and would not cool. They replaced the circuit board a second time. The unit still would not cool properly and the regional rep came and checked the unit. He now says the inside coil is defective and needs to be replaced. They have offered to replace the coil for free. But I’m currently insisting that since there have been so many defects with the unit, I want the entire unit replaced. We are still fighting over replacing the coil vs the entire unit. Should I still file as part of the class action to keep my rights?

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    You should consult with a lawyer.

  11. Juanita Van Ryzin says:

    What if I never registered my product? I mean my husband never registered the York..

    ADMIN – Hi Juanita,

    Do you have a receipt from the installer?

  12. ALfonso &Marcela Weninger says:

    Hello,I own a York since 12/28 /10 and yesterday 6/15/17 came de technician because the unit did not stop running and he told me the he put 2 pounds of freon,then he check the unit inside and he says that the unit it’s leaking and can’t find where’s the leak.Later he says he needs to replace the coils and the cost will be $500.00 plus labor etc. It’s terrible to know I have a defected unit! We are Seniors Citizens an we can not afford the bills that will be coming owing a DEFECTED air condition,they should replace all the defected units.What can we do!PLEASE HELP!

    ADMIN – Hi Alfonso,

    If you are a member of the class you need to file a claim.

    • ALfonso &Marcela Weninger says:

      I read the I am too late to claim because the due date was 3/30/17. What a coincidence! Before Spring will start! So here we are stuck with a LEMON! What can we do now??

  13. Gray Allen says:

    I have a guardian split unit that was purchased in 5/14/09. I tried to submit a claim form but it wouldn’t let me. This year I had a technician add 2lbs. of freon and he couldn’t find a leak. He suggested to have my split unit replaced. I did receive the claim form in the mail. Can I still submit it?

    ADMIN – Hi Gray,

    Give it a try.

  14. Quentin says:

    I purchase a York unit in Jan 2015 and I receive this class action notice but I’m a little confused. It reads that you are a settlement class member if during Jan 1, 2008 to March 15, 2017 purchased an uncoated York, etc… so how do you determine if you have a uncoated copper coil… are there model or serial numbers listed somewhere, how is that determined?

    ADMIN – Hi Quentin,

    Go to http://www.jccoppercoilsettlement.com/FAQ and check the question that reads: How do I know if I am member of the class? It will show you an illustration and directions on how to check your A/C for an uncoated copper coil.

  15. Mike says:

    I have a York Affinity 3s System,, i have had the refrigerant replaced in 2016 and 2017..Verified leak at the evaporator coil in June of 2017. The system was installed in 2008… I bought the home in 2011, and not sure if the original owner registered the products and also do not know who installed the system. Am I eligible to file a a claim?

    ADMIN – Hi Mike,

    On the claim form there is an option for those who discovered they had an issue after March of 2017

    • Mark says:

      Lol – I have a York Affinity 3A system installed in 2009. I had the system recharged last year and this year we found the failed coils.
      What a coincidence, lol.
      I have the 10 year warranty so the new aluminum (I checked to be sure) coil will be installed tomorrow. The coil will be free but labor is $600.

  16. Daisy M Ismail says:

    My sytem was purchased in october 2009 and the coil was replaced july 8.2017….do we qulify

    ADMIN – Hi Daisy,

    I believe you do qualify

  17. Joel says:

    I purchased a 4 ton York unit in 2002; I replaced the York brand AC coil in 2012 for $2300. I have submitted a claim and hopefully I qualify for the $1100 minimum. If I read the class action language for the proposed settlement and feel I qualified. If I read this correctly, the case still needs to be deliberated in court August 16, 2017, and if the court rules ‘No’ on the suit, then there is no recompense at all, correct?

    ADMIN – Hi Joel,

    The fairness hearing will determine the validity of the agreement. Chances are you will get something out of this.

  18. Kenneth Bailey says:

    I purchased a York AC/Heat unit in the time period described. AC unit freezing up, loss of freon, maintenance calls have caused a financial burden, inconvenience all the result of faulty coils (that need to be replaced). What do I need to do to qualify for financial assistance to fix the problem?

    ADMIN – Hi Kenneth,

    You need to follow the instructions and file a claim.

  19. dennis donoviel says:

    I purchased a York A/C system which was installed on 10/21/2010. Refrigerant has been added multiple years with no out of pocket expense to me. June of 17 the installing company came to check refrigerant levels and was amazed to see it was fully charged. He informed me that the refrigerant was made up of the refrigerant and an oil mixture. He assured me that the coil was faulty but nothing could be done under warranty since it was not discharged at that time. Should I submit a claim form without experiencing any out of pocket expenses and would their be any benefits if the coil was leaking next spring.

  20. BARBARA HARGRAVES says:

    I HAVE A UNIT INSTALLED IN 2011 AND HAVE PUT FERON IN PAST THREE YEARS 15,16,17 AND WAS ONLY TOLD IN MAY THAT COILS WAS LEAKING AND WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED. IS IT TO LATE TO SEND IN PAPERS ON CLASS ACTION. ALSO IF THERE IS A RELEASE SIGNED , DOES THIS VOID WARRANTY FOR FUTURE COIL FAILURE.

    ADMIN – Hi Barbara,

    There is a path to file a claim when you discover issues after the deadline. Go to the class action page.

  21. Marcia says:

    I filed a claim and received a claim number. I submitted everything, crossed my Ts and dotted my I’s.
    That was weeks ago. So I decided to drop an email requesting an update on my claim. Guess what
    the email is no longer valid. So now what?

    ADMIN – Hi Marcia,

    Perhaps it was just temporarily down?

  22. Gene Willis says:

    I faxed my claim May 19, 2017. i never received an acknowledgement or a claim number. How do I get that and has the case settled? When can we expect to receive our checks?

    ADMIN – Hi Gene,

    If you scroll up you will see info pertaining to the class action administrator. Contact them directly to ask about the status of your claim.

  23. Joel says:

    The court deliberation was August 16,2016. What was the outcome? Is there any new info to pass on?
    Thanks!

    ADMIN – Hi Joel,

    I don’t see anything updated in the court documents showing the outcome. Keep checking.

  24. Fred Fornataro says:

    Hello,
    I submitted my claim electronically on June 25, 2017. I received successfully uploaded info message. I have never heard anything back regarding my claim. What are my next steps? Do I need to redo anything?

    Thank you,

    ADMIN – Hi Fred,

    You could contact the admin to check on the status of your claim. Contact information is provided above. Just scroll up.

  25. Wayne V. Brendle Sr. says:

    I purchased a York 3.5 ton 16 A/C with 80% furnace in May of 2014.

    Just in the past 30 days I had to have Michael & Son come out for repairs, which included adding 2lbs of refrigerant

    Wayne V. Brendle Sr

    ADMIN – Hi Wayne,

    Please refer to the clause that addresses problems in equipment that take place after March of 2017

  26. Teena Franklin says:

    I purchased a system in 2008 and the coil went I had to replace it.

    ADMIN – Hi Teena,

    Please use this link to file a claim

    https://www.jccoppercoilsettlementclaim.com/ClassSelect-GN.aspx

  27. sharon holloway says:

    When do we receive our checks

    ADMIN – Hi Sharon,

    Contact the class action administrator to check on the status of your claim.

  28. Katie Williar says:

    I have filed in this claim and had 2 bad coils, yet I can not find out any information to follow up the August meeting/hearing. Does anyone any have information?

    ADMIN – Hi Katie,

    We don’t have new information but we encourage you to contact the class action administrator.

  29. barry ableman says:

    I too file two claims for the two fail coils. I was told by JCcoppercoilsettlement.com in September that the Court granted final approval of the Settlement on August 22, 2017. You can read the Court’s Order on the Important Documents page of the settlement website: http://www.jccoppercoilsettlement.com. There may still be appeals to the Final Judgment. If there are any appeals, they must be resolved before the Settlement becomes final. Please check the settlement website for updates.

    There is nothing on their website if there were any appeals.

    Has anyone heard anything more?

  30. Joel says:

    Has there been any update on the final settlement? I have not seen an update on this in 2018.

    ADMIN- Hi Joel,

    No update.

  31. Kim says:

    I have filed a claim for failed coils and followed up with email on status of claim beginning of Jan 2018. Received the following update ‘The Court granted final approval of the Settlement on August 22, 2017. The Court’s Final Approval Order was appealed. That appeal has now been resolved and the processing of claims will commence pursuant to the terms of the Settlement Agreement. You will be informed of the status of your claim in first quarter of 2018’.

    I haven’t received any further status. Has anyone heard anything more?

    ADMIN – Hi Kim,

    Have you tried reaching out to the class action administrator?

    • Kim says:

      Yes, I’ve reached out to the class action administrator, haven’t received a response.

      ADMIN – Hi Kim

      Try class counsel.

  32. James T Smith says:

    I’m still waiting to hear, doesn’t the first quarter of 2018 end this month?

  33. Richard Henry says:

    I have an old York unit, installed in 1999 and had a warranty coil replacement in 2007. The last 5 years, I’ve had to have R-22 added multiple times each season, added leak stop and last season had Freon added three times. I contend the warranty replaced coil was defective. Am I out of the time frame of this action?

    ADMIN – Hi Richard,

    I believe you are.

  34. Allen Snively says:

    I have written an e-mail but posting a comment here.
    I was advised that I would receive word about my claim(submitted in April, 2017) in the first quarter of 2018. To date, I have received no information about my claim.
    Your FAQ is appropriate but it would seem that there would be more information on the settlement progress posted and I would have expected an individual notice.
    What is the hold up and when can we expect the settlement?

    ADMIN – Hi Allen,

    There is very little additional information I can provide you beyond what we have posted. To escalate the issue you can always reach out to the class action administrator and later to class counsel.

  35. Tom says:

    Still no payment and emails not being replied to. Beginning to wonder about all this…

    ADMIN – Hi Tom,

    Did you reach out to class counsel?

  36. Dowlin Mayfield says:

    I have filed to be included in your class action lawsuit 3-4 months ago. I read on the website that we would be informed of settlements the first quarter of 2018 which is allmost over. Just curious when anything will be released?

    ADMIN – Hi Dowlin,

    I have not seen updates on this settlement, I encourage you to contact the class action administrator.

  37. Jennifer steil says:

    Would like to talk to someone re the recall

    ADMIN – Hi Jennifer,

    I would contact the manufacturer customer service.

  38. Carol says:

    I have a York A/C unit, Model YCJD42S41S1, which was installed by a previous homeowner/builder in July, 2009. The evaporator coil has been leaking every summer for the last four years. Every summer I have to pay hundreds of dollars to replace the coolant. My HVAC technician told me that it needs a new evaporator coil which is going to cost $2250 to have installed. Am I included in this action?

    ADMIN – Hi Carol,

    You are not the purchaser so you don’t qualify

  39. Roxann Griffin says:

    I bought a york heating and air conditioning system 2014. I replaced the coil 2016 and the new coil niw doesn’t work and has to br replaced again. Advanced heating and ac wants 1800.00 to replace.

    ADMIN – Hi Roxann,

    Sounds super frustrating. If you otherwise meet the criteria set forth in the class eligibility section and you are still within the deadlines consider filing a claim.

  40. Karen Reed Wilson says:

    I have a Coleman HVAC and for the last month it has been freezing up and the company Calvert sent a man out he showed me the ice and leak and said for $750 he could re charge it and add freon. The unit was bought in 2014 and they came out and put a new compressor in on June 2015 . I been wintering in Florida for 10 years and I started staying more in Florida due to being sick .Now I am back for good and notice my air is not working . I want my air fixed the warranty on parts is up May 2019 , can you tell me who to contact

    ADMIN – Hi Karen,

    I would contact the manufacturer.

  41. Anita Ruth coomes says:

    Filed in March 2016 again in June and August 2016. Cool has been fixed but hav received no money yet. Sent copies of claim and metro one invoices plus letter with my name and phone number in May 2018 asking someone to call me. Sent these by fax. Hav heard nothing from York. I hav paid metro one but need some compensation from them and a phone call

    ADMIN – Hi Anita,

    The first step is to reach out to the class action administrator. If they can’t help you you need to contact class counsel.

  42. D Graham says:

    What about Canada ? York 2.5 ton AC installed in 2010, recharged several times, very slow leak still undetermined exactly where…is there any eligibility for me living in Newmarket Ontario (the greater Toronto area)?

    ADMIN – Hi Mr. Graham,

    Canada has their own laws and their own settlements. I am sure there are websites like us specifically for your country.

  43. Nigel Brooks says:

    The claims administrator for this class action is Angeion Group LLC. The case was closed during August 2017. There has been no update to the website established by the claims administrator and there has been no contact with any of the folks (including myself) who have submitted claims. My claim involved the replacement of four evaporators and one outside unit manufactured by York. These were for two units installed in a new build in 2010. I finally wound up replacing the entire system last year due to the repeated failures and leaks.

    In early March I called the claims administrator and was advised that the distributions would be made between March and the end of April. Thus far I haven’t received anything and I intend to call to find out what is holding things up. If I do not get a reasonable response, I’ll be contacting the Middle District of Pennsylvania and filing a complaint with the court.

    There’s really no reason why this should be taking so long.

    ADMIN – Hi Nigel,

    Do keep us updated of your progress.

    • Nigel Brooks says:

      I spoke to the Claims Administrator Angeion Group this morning – 215-563-4116.

      I was told that there had been a problem transferring data and that now the expected distributions will be made by the end of June 2018. I would suggest anyone who calls requests that they be updated on their claim as I was told that mine is in a hold as they need more information from me. Luckily I have every invoice, bill, and communication I have ever had on these two units. Prior to this class action, I had actually filed a complaint with Johnson Controls and also the BBB.

  44. Mark says:

    My York Affinity system was installed in 2009.
    I had to have the system recharged before the 2017 deadline but the coil was not replaced in that instance because the installer assumed the Schrader valves were the cause and capped them better.
    This year it went empty again and after troubleshooting the technician was able to determine that the coil was leaking/failing, albeit very slowly. The tubing is also very rusty and corroded (I have photos.).
    The coil is free but the replacement labor and parts costs are over $600 including filter/dryer and additional coolant.
    So far I have paid several hundred dollars for the first refill, over $200 for yesterday’s refill, and with the $600 for the labor to replace the coil I will be well over $1000 out of pocket due to JCI / Yorks’ failures.

    Despite my out of pocket costs, I understand that I am only eligible for the $75 service disbursement because I have not had the coil replaced more than once.
    Is that correct or am I eligible for the full reimbursement of up to $1100 due to the earlier visit where the coil failure was not diagnosed?

    ADMIN – Hi Mark,

    Reach out to the class action administrator to obtain clarification on this matter.

  45. Marissa Bradshaw says:

    Hello. I had a York Central air unit installed in December of 2012. Of course, my 5 year warranty just expired this past December. I have been getting leakage on my unit and our AC is not working as it should. I was told it will be about $1,500 to replace the indoor coil. I knew NOTHING of this recall/claim. What advice can you offer as I am trying to figure out how to proceed?

    ADMIN – Hi Marissa,

    The qualification for this settlement is as follows:
    The later of: (a) 120 days after the date of the Court’s Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal; or (b) 120 days after the Settlement Class Member experiences a Copper Coil failure while the Copper Coil is covered by the original limited five year warranty or extended ten year warranty.

    Check with the administrator to see if you are under extended warranty.

  46. Marissa Bradshaw says:

    How do I do that? Who is the administrator?

    ADMIN – Hi Marissa,

    As posted on this page, the class action administrator is:
    Dickerson v. York International Corporation
    Settlement Administrator
    1801 Market Street, Suite 660
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Email: Questions@jccoppercoilsettlement.com
    Fax: 1-484-350-4442

  47. jesse malott says:

    yes i have a defective coil model yhjd24s4155a

    ADMIN – Hi Jesse,

    Thanks for letting us know.

  48. Sara Linn says:

    When can we expect to be reimbursed?

    ADMIN – Hi Sara,

    The class action administrator is best qualified to give you that info.

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