Audi Reportedly Will Buy Back 25,000 V-6 TDI Vehicles in the U.S.

2011 Audi Q7 TDI Quattro

By now you’ve heard Volkswagen is offering to buy back its U.S.-market 2.0-liter TDI-powered cars affected by the ongoing diesel-emissions cheating scandal. Those buybacks could expand to Volkswagen Group cars equipped with noncompliant 3.0-liter TDI V-6 engines, too, as Audi will reportedly offer buybacks on some of its affected cars.

According to Reuters via German magazine Der Spiegel, Audi is in talks with both affected car owners and U.S. authorities about buying back 25,000 older vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter TDI engines. VW had said it hoped to avoid buybacks for V-6 cars, but German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that these 25,000 vehicles are too old to be fixed adequately. About 85,000 vehicles in total were sold in the United States with this engine.

There’s no word yet on whether Audi has decided on a specific fix for its remaining cars. The automaker released a statement to Automotive News regarding the matter, stating: “We are working hard with U.S. regulators to reach an agreement [on] an approved resolution for affected 3.0-liter V-6 TDI vehicles and thank our customers for their continued patience. The Court has scheduled a status conference for November 3, 2016, to discuss the matter further.”

The 3.0-liter diesel in question was offered in the Audi Q5 and Q7 SUVs as well as the Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne.


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Since every proposed fix for VW’s 3.0-liter V-6 diesels thus far has been rejected by U.S. regulators, it’s unclear if owners will ever receive a remedy to make these vehicles emissions compliant.

This story originally appeared on Road & Track.


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