Ever since the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal broke last year, it was thought that the emissions cheating software affecting all vehicles had been uncovered. However, if a German newspaper’s claims are correct, there will soon be more vehicles implicated. The 3.0-litre V-6 engines had not been caught up in the scandal, until now.
The weekly German newspaper Bild am Sonntag is implicating the 3.0-litre V-6 engines as having the cheating software as well. According to the paper, U.S. Authorities (possibly the EPA) have uncovered 3 software programs in the 3.0-litre V-6 engines which are unapproved. These engines are found in numerous of the auto group’s cars, including the Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen Touareg, and the Audi A8.
The report claims further that the software is in place to shut down the emission control systems after approximately 22-minutes. Many emissions tests last no longer than about 20 minutes. Even worse for the auto manufacturer, these features weren’t included in the disclosures made by VW to the relevant authorities back in 2015.
For the sake of clarity, it is important to note that this information is not 100% verified. Bild am Sonntag did not disclose its source in the original report. That said, it would not be surprising if the EPA did announce in the future that some 85,000 3-litre cars did contain the emissions cheating software.
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