Air Conditioning Systems – Sotos Class Actions
Auto Parts Class Action

Air Conditioning Systems

This class action alleges that the defendants unlawfully conspired to rig bids for and artificially inflate the prices of air conditioning systems incorporated into new vehicles and sold to dealers and consumers across Canada from January 1, 2001 to March 1, 2010.

Air conditioning systems are systems that cool the interior environment of a vehicle and are part of an automobile’s thermal system. Air conditioning systems include the following components: compressors, condensers, HVAC units (blower motors, actuators, flaps, evaporators, heater cores, and filters embedded in a plastic housing), control panels, sensors, and associated hoses and pipes.


  • January 24, 2020 – The Denso defendants have agreed to settle this action for $4,943,000.00. A Court hearing is scheduled for February 28, 2020 to approve this settlement. Click here to read the Notice.
  • October 7, 2014 – the action was discontinued on a without costs and without prejudice basis as against the defendant, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.

Orders and Decisions

Order of Justice Belobaba dated October 7, 2014 re: discontinuance as against Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc.

Notices to the Class

Notice of Hearing – April 2021 (EN, FR)
Notice of Hearing – January 2020 (EN, FR)