Trane & American Standard Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV) Defect Class Action

Trane & American Standard Thermostatic Expansion Valve (TXV) Class Action

If your air conditioner or heat pump was manufactured in 2014 and you experienced a TXV failure, your TXV failure was likely caused by an unapproved rust inhibitor used in the air conditioner.  The rust inhibitor, which was applied to the compressor in the outdoor condensing unit, travels with the refrigerant and causes sticky deposits on the TXV.  These sticky deposits can cause a complete failure, sometimes called a “frozen coil,” and they can also cause impaired performance, sometimes called “high superheat.”  This known defect impacted many major brands of air conditioner, including Trane and American Standard and many others.

The Chimicles firm is representing consumers in a putative class action lawsuit arising out of this defect.  The plaintiffs allege that Trane U.S. Inc. and other manufacturers knew about the defect but continued to sell these units to unsuspecting consumers, and they have allegedly refused to cover the costs of adequate repairs.

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Attorneys for this case:

Timothy N. Mathews
Zachary P. Beatty