Audi says it has simple fixes for V-6 diesels in U.S.

BERLIN (Reuters) — Audi says it has found simple technical fixes for its 3.0-liter diesel engines that U.S. regulators say violate the country’s clean air laws. The engine is fitted in about 85,000 Audi, VW and Porsche diesels sold in the U.S.

“Swift, straightforward and customer-friendly solutions are in discussion,” Audi CEO Rupert Stadler told a gathering of 7,000 workers at Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Tuesday. “Every day we are taking another step towards the solution,” he said.

Audi said last month that it failed to disclose three emissions control software functions on the V6 engine, known as auxiliary emissions control devices (AECDs) as required by U.S. law. One of the AECDs fitted to adjust the working temperature of catalytic converters is