Volkswagen’s 3.0L diesel cars will be fixed as soon as the remedy for their excessive emissions is approved, which is expected to come shortly, people familiar with the matter told Automotive News.
The German automaker and U.S. regulators are said to be ironing out the final technical details and reviewing test results to ensure the reliability of a software upgrade. A new catalytic converter may be added, too.
There are about 85,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles affected in the U.S. We don’t know the exact number in Canada.
According to the aforementioned sources, the ultimate timing of an agreement on 3.0L diesel engines depends on a broader settlement over the emissions scandal.
Last month, Volkswagen and the U.S. government reached an agreement in principle to fix approximately 482,000 vehicles with 2.0L diesel engines that cheated in emissions tests.