This is a class action brought on behalf of all persons in Arizona who purchased air conditioners, air handlers and heat pumps manufactured by Goodman Manufacturing Co., L.P. under the trade names Goodman® and Amana (hereinafter “Goodman Products”) between November 20, 2009 through November 20, 2013, who incurred damages as a result of having to repair their Goodman Products due to leakage of refrigerant.
Plaintiff purchased Goodman Products and experienced leakage of refrigerant caused by defective evaporator coils. Plaintiff incurred out of pocket expenses to purchase supplemental maintenance coverage for his Goodman Products to have technicians with expertise in HVAC products diagnose, repair and/or replace the defective parts, and replace the refrigerant when required.
As alleged, the refrigerant leakage is due to a defect in the design and manufacturing of the Goodman Products that existed from the date of manufacture. Specifically, the Goodman Products contained defective evaporator coils that failed prematurely under normal use, causing refrigerant within the system to leak out.
As further alleged Defendants used copper evaporator coils in the Goodman Products that were too thin. This design and/or manufacture defect caused premature corrosion and holes or cracks in the evaporator coils, resulting in leakage of the refrigerant in the system. The defectively designed and/or manufactured evaporator coils could not withstand the higher pressure from the more environmentally friendly refrigerant that was required to be used by law, further exacerbating the leakage problem.