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VW says 3.0L diesel issue extends to MY 2009-2016, not just MY 2014-2016

During a meeting yesterday with US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) officials, VW and Audi officials told the regulatory agencies that the issues the two agencies had raised in a 2 November Notice of Violation (EPA) and In-Use Compliance letter (ARB) (earlier post) extend to all 3.0-liter diesel engines from model years 2009 through 2016.

On 2 November, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) issued to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America an In Use Compliance Letter addressing concerns over test results for 2014, 2015, and 2016 vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines, alleging that these model years included defeat devices. On the same day EPA issued a Notice of Violation to these same parties.

Based on the new information from VW, EPA and CARB said they will continue to investigate and to take all appropriate action under their respective authorities.


Dave R

Wow - it only gets worse for VW. These are the same family of engines which VW initially contested the EPA statement.

Nick Lyons

VW still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel...


Wow. Please just stop already as this is getting depressing. Let. It. End....PLEASE.

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