Audi Reportedly Buying Back Some Diesel Vehicles

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Audi is reportedly in discussions on buying back 25,000 diesel vehicles from their owners.

Citing German publication Der Spiegel, Reuters reports that Audi is in talks with both affected car owners and U.S. authorities on buying back older Audi Q5 and Q7 vehicles equipped with a 3.0-liter TDI V6 engine. The powerplant was also used in the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne SUVs.

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So far, every proposed fix from Volkswagen for its 3.0-liter V6 engine has been rejected by U.S. regulators, potentially affecting about 85,000 vehicles in the U.S. Volkswagen has said it hoped to avoid buybacks for its V6 cars, but it appears that 25,000 vehicles might be too old to be fixed adequately.

“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,” Volkswagen said in a statement to Automotive News. “The Court has scheduled a status conference for November 3, 2016, to discuss the matter further.”

[Source: Automotive News]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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