we had been several days without news of the scandal of the emissions Dieselgate relative to engines TDI V6 3.0-litre. To get in position, let us remember that last November 2, the EPA said that the V6 TDI 3.0-litre were also affected by the system of falseo of NOx emissions. Quickly Volkswagen defended himself by saying that these engines were clean, but now it seems to be that it is not so.
The situation is aggravated and, if initially, it affected about 10,000 vehicles between the years 2013 and 2015, what is certain is that they are now 85.000 units affected in the united States, dating back to the year 2008 according to the EPA. Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are the brands affected, which by the time have halted sales of all TDI engines in the united States.
The Volkswagen Touareg is one of the affected models in versions 3.0 TDI
Jeri Ward, director of communication for the north american division of Audi has been the one who has confirmed these facts to the EPA after this opened a new line of research to the end of the month. Since the company ensure that this device is different engine 2.0 TDI EA 189 and that the software is legal in Europe, something that is still to be determined.
This system raises the temperature of the exhaust to reduce emissions of NOx. It is true that the u.s. law allows for certain systems of this type and that are legal always and when you consider that their role is not to distort the emissions. Now, it is a requirement that the EPA be aware of all of these systems, something that has not been complied with and that therefore would be considered fraud. Both the EPA and the state of California will continue to investigate to determine the way we act.
In this case, Volkswagen could face a sanction greater for having lied, which, in addition, it diminishes even more their credibility in the united States, a market that historically has resisted and without doubt they will raise its head. For engines 2.0 TDI have offered, for the time, gift cards worth $ 1,000 to those affected in order to regain the trust of the customers.
Source – Automotive News