Statement from CARB on defeat devices on 3-liter VW, Audi diesel engines
November 20, 2015
Statement from CARB on defeat devices on 3-liter VW, Audi diesel
SACRAMENTO - On November 2, 2015, ARB issued to Volkswagen AG,
Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Porsche AG and
Porsche Cars North America an In Use Compliance Letter addressing
concerns over test results for 2014, 2015, and 2016 vehicles
with 3.0 liter diesel engines, alleging that these model years
included defeat devices. On the same day EPA issued a Notice of
Violation to these same parties.
During a meeting yesterday, VW and Audi officials responded to
those concerns and told EPA and CARB that the issues raised in
the In-Use Compliance letter extend to all 3.0 liter diesel
engines from model years 2009 through 2016. Based on this
information, EPA and CARB will continue to investigate and take
all appropriate action under their respective authorities.