Class Eligibility

You are a member of the Class if you purchased or received, not for resale, a new Kenmore Grill with a galvanized steel firebox bearing one of the model numbers 01566, 03495, 16142, 16154, 23673, 23676, 23681, 23682, 23683, 23766, 34172, 34176, 34178, 34308, or 34611, which was manufactured between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2014.

Estimated Amount

$125 to $180

Those requesting store credit will get the higher among

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

Oaks v. Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Civil Action No. 1-15-cv-11318
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division

Case Summary

The lawsuit alleges that certain barbecue grills, with model numbers 01566, 03495, 16142, 16154, 23673, 23676, 23681, 23682, 23683, 23766, 34172, 34176, 34178, 34308, and 34611 (the Grills), sold by Sears were manufactured with firebox trays made out of galvanized steel, making the firebox trays defective and resulting in the firebox trays rusting and failing prematurely. Sears denies the claims of Plaintiffs, denies all allegations of wrongdoing, fault, liability, or damage of any kind to Plaintiffs or the Settlement Class, denies that the Grills were defective in any way and that it acted improperly or wrongfully in any way, and is entering into this Settlement to avoid burdensome and costly litigation. The Settlement is not an admission of wrongdoing.

Settlement Pool





Kenmore Firebox Grill Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 2563
Faribault, MN 55021-9563

14 responses to “Kenmore Grills Defective Firebox Class Action Settlement”

  1. Jackie back says:

    I don’t currently have a receipt

  2. john says:

    I put these grills together for the home depot.
    These stores do not make the grills. Kenmore does. You can’t hold Sears liable. These no proof that these did fail.

  3. Yvonne Smith says:

    this is was a real defective equipment

  4. Kimberley wolff says:

    I love Sears they have qualtyreliable products.who is perfect.probly not made in the united States by Americans for Americans.Kim Wolff the grill stil made a wonderful gift.

  5. James Philip says:

    I got same problem, it was completely defective, Un fortunately i don’t have receipt.

  6. Heidi Bates says:

    Its unfortunate that a receipt is required. I like most almost never keep any receipts for items i may purchase!!

    ADMIN – Hi Heidi,

    I encourage you to keep all receipts for purchases over $100

    • Adrienne Baumgartner says:

      Heidi, Who in Gods name keeps receipts for 5 or 6 years? We received on as a gift from my family for Fathers Day in June, 1912. Guess it’s good for you, so that’s one more rebate that you can screw a legitimate purchase from being paid.

      ADMIN – Hi Adrienne,

      The role of a class action administrator is to distribute as much of the money as possible while preventing fraud. The rules of a settlement are often decided by a judge. In your case however, since the grill was purchased in 1912 which was the very beginnings of Sears you do not qualify. These grills did no exist then.

  7. pat says:

    if my serial number on my kenmore grill is one of the defective models and i back that up with evidence can i be eligible for the one time payment…

    ADMIN – Hi Pat,

    I believe you have to file a paper form and select the receive as a gift option if you were not the original purchaser.

  8. Mark says:

    Regarding my receipt issue, I contacted Sears Credit Card Services and they promptly sent me a courtesy copy by USPS within a week. The Kenmore gas grill that I purchased started rusting with 18 months of purchase (June, 2013) even as it was constantly under cover. The rust is so bad now that unless I want to call the fire department, I dare not fire it back up.

    Seattle WA

  9. VP says:

    Can the replacement part be purchased from Sears for self installation?

    ADMIN – Hi VP,

    It is worth checking.

  10. Christy Moore says:

    I filed a claim with all required info. I requested the $180 gift card. When will I receive this?

    ADMIN – Hi Christy,

    Most likely you will receive it after the deadline which is set for 2018

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