Volkswagen reached an agreement with the EPA for the V6 TDI 3.0-liter


The factory VAG in Wolfsurgo.

it’s official. Volkswagen and the us authorities have been able to reach an agreement for the V6 engines of 3.0 liters affected by the malicious software that conceals the actual emissions of these mechanics. The problem affects some 83,000 vehicles in the united States alone.

The brands affected are Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche whose Cayenne V6 Diesel affected precisely we talked a few weeks ago. The agreement is not homogeneous, but affect in different ways the large number of vehicles affected, distinguishing between two major groups, those with engines of type Generation 1 or Generation 2.

This includes 63,000 of these vehicles are simply repaired, which have the engines referred to as Generation 2. These vehicles are the models 2013-2016 of the three brands affected and, in the event that EPA approves, they could simply go through the dealer to receive a repair for your mechanical may comply with the current legislation in terms of emissions.


The plant Volkswagen Chatanooga.

In the case of not being able to meet these expectations, or that simply the EPA does not approve the amendments, the brand should repurchase these vehicles or offer an improvement that reduces significantly the emissions of the vehicle, although this latter is also pending approval by the environmental agency american.

on the other hand, the so-called Generation 1 will be repurchased to their customers or, where appropriate, terminate the leasing contract. Again, if the EPA gives approval, the brand will be able to offer a repair that will improve substantially the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions NOx from these engines, so that those customers who wish, may stay with their vehicles.

For the moment, this agreement is not ratified, but it is expected that the
it is prior to the spring of 2017
. Likewise, the Volkswagen Group has
agreed to pay $ 225 million by way of compensation, and other
25 million to support the employment of zero-emission vehicles in the
state of California.