The ongoing cheating emissions scandal affects not only the 2.0-liter diesel-powered cars, but also those that use a 3.0-liter V6 TDI.
With the latter mill in mind, German newspaper DerSpiegel states, quoted by Reuters, that Audi will follow the example of Volkswagen in the United States by offering to buy back approximately 25,000 units of the older Q7, equipped with the larger turbodiesels, which do not meet exhaust emission standards.
This was something that the Volkswagen Group was looking to avoid, but since these SUVs are apparently too old to be fixed properly, buyback is seen as the only solution. Additionally, representatives from the brand with the four rings are also in talks about repairing an additional 85,000 vehicles that failed exhaust tests, but it’s unknown whether a specific fix has been decided upon.
Speaking to AutoNews on the topic, the car company said: “We are working hard with US regulators to reach an agreement [on] an approved resolution for affected 3.0-liter V6 TDI vehicles and thank our customers for their continued patience. The Court has scheduled a status conference for November 3, 2016, to discuss the matter.”