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VW Nearing a Fix for its Dirty Diesel V-6

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VW Nearing a Fix for its Dirty Diesel V-6

2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel (Credit: © Porsche)

Folks with the emissions-cheating 2.0-liter TDI engine from VW are already well on their way to either selling their cars back to the automaker or having them fixed with the added sweetness of a settlement on top of it. On the other hand, for those with the 3.0-liter TDI V-6, it has been a waiting game, but the wait is reportedly nearing its end, according to Bloomberg.

The report claims that, according to insider sources who asked to remain nameless, Volkswagen Auto Group is finalizing details on a plan that would repair the roughly 85,000 3.0-liter TDI engines with emission-defeat devices installed. The insiders say that VW the initial plan is to update the diesel engine’s software and install new catalytic converters to make it compliant. The sources also made sure to clarify that the embattled auto group and the U.S. are still in negotiations in regards to the final repairs for the V-6 engine, so this fix is not yet official.

Oddly enough, there is no mention of vehicle buybacks or any settlement amounts for TDI V-6-equipped models from VW, Porsche, or Audi. My assumption is that the reason these financial awards are off the table is because this engine’s defeat device is far less invasive and easier to rectify than the 2.0-liter engine’s issue.

While the 2.0-liter engine had a firm deadline, the judge overseeing this case sat the 3.0-liter engine to the side, so there is no clear-cut timetable for the approval of this reported fix.

Stay tuned for the latest on this scandal.

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