BREAKING: EPA Expands Emissions Investigation to Volkswagen 3.0-Liter V6 Diesels

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
breaking epa expands emissions investigation to volkswagen 3 0 liter v6 diesels

Until now, the EPA’s investigation into NOx emissions has centered around Volkswagen’s four-cylinder diesel engines equipped in the Jetta, Golf, Golf/Jetta SportWagen, Beetle Coupe/Convertible, Passat and Audi A3. The EPA is now investigating the larger 3.0-liter diesel, used by Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche, to see if it is compliant or affected by the same “defeat device”, says David Shepardson of the Detroit News.

The larger diesel mill is used in the Touareg, Audi A6/A7/A8/Q7, and Porsche Cayenne.

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  • Superdessucke Superdessucke on Sep 22, 2015

    This is good to see. After this is over I hope they turn some of this energy towards U.S. companies who manufacture in China and are really destroying our environment. Go EPA!

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    • Superdessucke Superdessucke on Sep 22, 2015

      @28-Cars-Later Hell so do we! Do you know what's happening in major cities right now? Half of Chicago is a combat zone and our taxes keep going up to support the non-producers. The people need jobs! Use this momentum to do that. Today a few little Volkswagens. Tomorrow the big fish!

  • Rocketrodeo Rocketrodeo on Sep 22, 2015

    I'll be surprised if this ends without another major manufacturer or two found to be doing similar things. Given all the issues inherent in making clean diesel work, I'd be shocked if competitive analysis had not uncovered this years ago.

  • Mark Morrison Mark Morrison on Sep 22, 2015

    I wonder if this will spread to boat engines? Mine had a Mercury TDI 3 litre V6 which is of course a marinised VW engine with claims of Tier 3 emissions compliance?

  • Rushn Rushn on Sep 23, 2015

    Is there more than one diesel 3.0L V6? Because my Audi A4 has it, as does Q5, Passat and so the other two diesel powered Porsches. Just saying, it's going to be ugly.