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Porsche Cars North America stops selling Cayenne diesels until further notice

In view of the unexpected US EPA notice of violation. (NOV) on 3.0-liter diesels (earlier post), Porsche Cars North America, Inc. decided to discontinue sales of model year 2014 through 2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel vehicles until further notice.

The 2 November NOV alleges that the VW Group companies developed and installed a software defeat device—specifically, code in the electronic control module (ECM)—in certain VW, Audi and Porsche light duty diesel vehicles equipped with 6-cylinder, 3.0-liter engines for model years (MY) 2014 through 2016 that results in increased NOx emissions of up to nine times EPA’s standard. The vehicles covered by the new NOV are the diesel versions of the 2014 VW Touareg, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, and the 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5.

Porsche said it is working intensively to resolve the matter as soon as possible; existing customers may continue to operate their vehicles normally.


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So far less than 10 VW employees have admitted to participating in this fraud. But we know that hundreds must have participated for such a huge and complex fraud to be possible for so many years. As I see it people at VW are destroying evidence and cover over each other. We need a new CEO for VW that is not a VW man. We also need investigators to bug the phones and emails of VW employees to find more of the implicated people. The current VW management cannot be trusted to cooperate with authorities for this matter to be fully exposed.

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