Class Eligibility

The Settlement Class includes all persons who, between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2015, purchased from Sears, Roebuck and Co. (“Sears”) in the United States, certain new Craftsman® Riding Lawn Tractors for primarily personal use, the model numbers of which are listed here.

Estimated Amount

Varies Up to $125 reimbursement No cost inspections and repairs of fuel line problems
Proof of Purchase
Case Name
Rysewyk, et al. v. Sears Holdings Corporation, et al., Case No. 1:15-cv-04519, District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Case Summary
The Plaintiffs contend that the CRLTs have certain defective parts in the fuel delivery system that are prone to become loose and/or leak fuel, i.e., the fuel tank grommet, clamps securing fuel lines, and fuel lines. The Plaintiffs have sought damages for themselves and other consumers (the “Class Members”) which included, among other things, the costs of repair or replacement of the alleged defective parts. The Defendants disagree with the Plaintiffs’ position and contend that the CRLTs do not have the defects alleged. Defendants deny that they violated any law, engaged in any wrongdoing, or owe any liability in this case to Plaintiffs or to anyone else. The Settlement is not an admission of any liability.
Settlement Pool
CRLT Settlement c/o Angeion Group 1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210 Philadelphia, PA 19103 1-877-411-5712

29 responses to “Craftstman Sears Landmower Class Action Settlement”

  1. Dorothy J Long says:

    I do not use mower, I have adult children who cut the lawn for me

    ADMIN – Hi Dorothy,

    If you have a model listed still file a claim to get the fuel lines fixed.

  2. Dorothy J Long says:

    I still own the mower

    ADMIN – Hi Dorothy,

    Follow the instructions to file a claim.

    • David Cotta says:

      I own a Craftsman riding lawn mower model 917-288672 it may be leaking gas currently ,I will have to check it out ,I have seen gas on the shop floor after it has been stored.

      ADMIN – Hi David,

      If you are a member of the class by all means submit a claim.

  3. Patricia George says:

    Due to constant issues with this mower, I have purchased a new John Deere mower.

    ADMIN – Hi Patricia,
    Congrats on your purchase.

  4. Bill says:

    This is a SCAM!!! Will report this to our Attorney General to see what they have to say.

    ADMIN – Hi Bill,

    It is your duty as a citizen to report any concerns to the Attorney General. Please keep us updated of your findings.

  5. Nancy Carter says:

    My husband passed and I sold mower to a friend. Should I continue with the claim.

    ADMIN – Hi Nancy,

    No. Your friend should file now.

  6. Fanny says:

    I bought one, but not the receipt.

    ADMIN – Hi Fanny,

    Get a hold of your Sears store. They might have records of your transaction.

  7. Cece stevens says:

    I still own the mower.

    ADMIN – Hi Cece,

    File your claim.

  8. DAWN GARDNER says:

    I have one of these mowers but no longer have the proof of purchase. What can I do to still file for this?

    ADMIN – Hi Dawn,

    Reach out to Sears. They keep records.

  9. Tammy L Mallory says:

    Fire investigators stated it was most likely sparks from tractor that ignited our 30ft travel trailer last year. Total loss, burnt to the ground

    ADMIN – Hi Tammy,

    I am deeply sorry.

  10. Jim Alice Cullars says:

    We have purchased three lawnmowers, 8/15/1999, 4/7/2009, and 7/23/ 2015. One caught fire upon turning ignition and was total loss. The one purchased in July 2015 we still have. It has had numerous blade deck issues.

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    If you believe you are a member of the class by all means file a claim.

    • WILBUR SCHENK says:

      I have purchased a riding craftsman Lawn mower and still have it. What do I need to do now?

      ADMIN – Hi Wilbur,

      If it is one of the ones listed on the settlement you need to file a claim using the link provided.

  11. ted says:

    I have only had problems with this mower from the beginning.I still have it but bought a cub cadet.

  12. Ken Hartwig says:

    No leaks yet has been good mower. I

  13. chuck says:

    notice id no crl12371
    confirmation no

    ADMIN – Hi Chuck,

    Please file your claim using the link provided.

  14. perry giustiniano says:

    don’t have the mower any longer but I have the model number

    ADMIN – Hi Perry,

    Sears might be able to provide you with records of your purchase

  15. KEITH says:

    I HAVE a craftsman mower model # T2400 Sears went out of business , I never got my service plan that I paid for and it will no longer run I don’t know what happened but I am pissed because this is not fair I really thought such a reputable company would stand behind their product after it took me so long to pay for it.
    notice I d # crl10068881 there aught to be a law against such practices.

    • Glen Shields says:

      No longer have the mower, have the receipt of purchase. Seeking a refund.

      ADMIN – Hi Glen,

      File your claim using the link provided.

  16. KEITH says:

    I want my money back

    ADMIN – Hi Keith,

    If you are a member of the class consider filing a claim.

  17. Janice Beeney says:

    I do have a craftsman lawnmower and I do have the receipt, what is my next step

    ADMIN – Hi Janice,

    If you meet the requirements set forth on class eligibility you can file a claim using the link provided.

  18. Sherry lavalley says:

    Have the mower crlt 2377011
    But don’t have the purchase date or reflect and Sears is no more around here so how can I file

    ADMIN – Hi Sherry,

    While Sears in the process of bankruptcy the stores remain open.

  19. Dale Stupca says:

    How and where do I file?

    ADMIN – Hi Dale,

    Using the orange link that reads claim form.

  20. Shirley Pellerin says:

    how to file for this suit

    ADMIN – Hi Shirley,

    As long as the deadline has not passed you can file using the link we provided on this page.

  21. Blair O. Freese says:

    My mower is not part of this issue, thank-you !

  22. joe w. thomas says:

    I still own my riding lawn mower

    ADMIN – Hi Joe,

    And you still have time to file.

  23. LOUIS NAGHE says:

    is it to late to make a claim concerning my craftsmen riding lawn mower I do have the receipt

    ADMIN – Hi Louis,

    Scroll up. We include the deadline on each of the class action settlements we feature. If there deadline has passed you may no longer file.

  24. Joanne Cotrone says:

    We purchased a Craftsman lawn mower in 2011 from Sears. It worked for one summer but the following year, it would not start up again. We looked into purchasing another battery and it still would not work. So we purchased a new lawn mower.

  25. Jonas Thomson says:

    I sent in all my required receipts and paperwork along with the claim form back in 2017 and have not received any feedback or monies. Can you please look into this for me and/or just swap out the mower for a new model.


    Jonas Thomson
    Reynoldsburg, OH 43068

    • Angelica (Admin) says:

      Sorry to hear that, Jonas.  Please note that we ( are *not* the Settlement Administrator of this case. We only post opportunities for potential Class Members of various settlements on this website. If you want to follow up on a filed claim, please follow the claims link above. Please also check the settlement website for any updates on the issue moving forward, and/or contact the Settlement Administrator directly, if you haven’t already done so. The details are provided above; just scroll up. Thank you, and best of luck.