Report – VW looking at costly buyback for 3.0-liter TDI in the US image

So far, we already know the Volkswagen Group has decided to comply with a settlement that includes the buyback of 2.0-liter TDI-engined cars linked to the Dieselgate scandal, with the pricier 3.0 TDI models left hanging.

According to the latest report, the situation has been resolved – and it’s going to have huge financial impact on the second largest automaker in the world. The situation with the 3.0 TDI hasn’t been resolved yet because the implicated parts have no solution yet – or at least not one that everyone agrees upon. But it appears, according to the latest rumor off the mill, the solution will come perhaps too late. Currently discussing with the EPA and CARB, it so turns out that Audi might go ahead and buy back around 25,000 autos using the 3.0 V6 TDI, mainly because they “cannot be fixed.”

Aside from Audi, the engine is also used by Volkswagen and Porsche, so the actually headcount could surge to 85,000 units. The older 3.0 V6 TDI was used in models such as the VW Touareg, Audi Q5, Q7, A6, A7, and A8, as well as the Porsche Cayenne. Until now, the US regulators have already denied each proposed technical solution for the engine. The next regulator meeting is expected on November 3, 2016, and there are big chances the new solution would be again booted – with the last option remaining being the buyback.

Via Automotive News