No Buyback: 2013–2016 Audi, Porsche, VW Diesel SUVs Have A Fix

Software upgrades and a hardware fix will be the approved methods for TDI diesel versions of Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen 2013-2016 model SUVS. The brands were facing having to buy back the SUVS, so the approval of this solution came at a good time. The buyback would have cost one billion dollars, however owners who get their cars fixed are still going to get 8500 to 17,500 dollars. The proposed fix was decided upon after agencies examined the software, analyzed test data, and more. These changes could mean a smoother future for Diesel cars.

Key Takeaways:

  • After a long drawn out court case, the EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB) have agreed on a fix for TDI diesel versions of som Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen SUV’s. This impacts vehicle models from 2013-2016
  • VW will not be forced to spend 1 billion to buy back 38745 SUV’s.
  • Automakers are required to notify owners within 10 days regarding repairs, owners who opt in will receive between $8500-$17500.

“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have given their nod of approval to a fix for TDI diesel versions of some Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen SUVs from the 2013 through 2016 model years.”