Air Resources Board notifies Volkswagen about additional diesel engine violations
Letter sent about defeat devices on cars, SUVs with 3-liter diesel engines
For immediate release
SACRAMENTO - Today the California Air Resources Board issued an In-Use Compliance letter to the Volkswagen Group about recent testing that yielded evidence of defeat devices related to the emissions control technology in cars and SUVs that use a 3.0 liter diesel engine.
The vehicles involved in this letter are the 2014 VW Touareg, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, and the 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A8, A8L and Q5. The U.S. EPA also issued a Notice of Violation today about the presence of a defeat device in these same models.
The ARB In-Use Compliance letter can be found here
The U.S. EPA Notice of Violation is here
A U.S. EPA Q&A is here
CARB is the lead agency in California for cleaning up the air and fighting climate change to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards. Its mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through the effective reduction of air and climate pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.