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


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





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

39 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 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

  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.



    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?

    ADMIN – Hi Joel,

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

  24. Fred Fornataro says:

    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

  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 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: 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.

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