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This litigation relates to Air Conditioning Systems purchased directly from a Defendant.

“Air Conditioning Systems” refers to systems that cool the interior environment of a vehicle and are part of the thermal segment of the automotive market. Air Conditioning Systems, whether sold together or separately, are defined to include one or more of the following: automotive compressors, condensers, control panels, HVAC units (typically consisting of a blower motor, actuators, flaps, evaporator, heater core, and filter embedded in the plastic housings), sensors, and associated hoses and pipes.

Proposed settlements have been reached with the Calsonic Defendants, the DENSO Defendants, the MAHLE Behr Defendants, and the Panasonic Defendants.

Under the terms of the proposed settlements, Calsonic will pay a total of $7,920,000, DENSO will pay a total of $100,000, MAHLE Behr will pay a total of $5,500,000, and Panasonic will pay a total of $650,000.

If you purchased Air Conditioning Systems in the United States directly from any of the Defendants during the period from January 1, 2001 through February 14, 2017, you may be a member of the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, or Panasonic Settlement Classes. If you believe you are a member of the Calsonic, DENSO, MAHLE Behr, or Panasonic Settlement Classes, please review the Notice, which contains information about the proposed settlements, and your rights with respect to the settlements and related matters.

A settlement with the VALEO Defendants was approved by the Court on November 21, 2018. To see documents relating to the Air Conditioning Systems settlements, click here.

Please click here if you have any questions concerning this litigation, or need any additional information.

Important Dates

  • September 27, 2019
    Opt Out Deadline
  • September 27, 2019
    Objection Deadline
  • November 5, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
    Final Approval Hearing
    Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
    Courtroom 250
    231 West Lafayette Boulevard
    Detroit, MI 48226