State and federal environmental regulators announced Monday they had approved modifications to illegally polluting Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3.0-liter V-6 TDI turbodiesel engine The EPA and California Air Resources Board sent a letter Friday to VW announcing the approved modifications for the 3.0-liter TDI models. The fixes apply to 2013-2016 Volkswagen Touaregs, 2015 Audi Q7s, and 2013-2016 Porsche Cayenne SUVs that were equipped with diesel engines. DON'T MISS: Fix for Audi, VW, Porsche V-6 diesels closer to approval: report (May 2016) Altogether, the updates...
Buybacks coming for Audi Q7 TDI diesel SUVs: German report
Audi will buy back 25,000 Q7 TDI SUVs, according to a German report.Stephen Edelstein
Fix for Audi, VW, Porsche V-6 diesels closer to approval: report
Last November, the EPA announced that nearly 100,000 cars and SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3-liter V-6 diesel engines violated the Clean Air Act. The agency said at the time that their emissions were up to nine times the legal limit in some circumstances. While that's better than the figure of "up...John Voelcker
Software To Be Updated In All 2009-2016 VW, Audi V-6 Diesels
It was only three weeks ago that Volkswagen headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA had issued a complaint in which it accused VW of incorporating emission-cheating software into its 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesels, used by Audi and Porsche as...John Voelcker
Audi, Porsche, VW Diesel Stop-Sale Orders: More Cars Than EPA Named
Although VW headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. EPA's contention that its 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines contained illegal emission software, Porsche's U.S. arm suspended sales of its Cayenne Diesel on Tuesday. Now, Volkswagen Group of America has issued a stop-sale order to...John Voelcker
VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA
Sometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. David Shepardson, D.C. bureau chief for The Detroit News, attended a press conference held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today. At that event, the EPA revealed that some 3.0-liter V-6 TDI...John Voelcker
A 2011 Volkswagen Touareg, piloted by a trio of German drivers, set a new world record for traversing the length of the Pan-American highway.