Volkswagen is Close to A Fix for the 3.0L TDI V6
Last month, Volkswagen and the U.S. Justice Department reached an agreement with the 2.0L TDI four-cylinder engine that was found to emit illegal levels of emissions. At the time, the two parties were still in discussions concerning the 3.0L TDI V6.
Bloomberg has learned from sources close to the discussions that Volkswagen has a software upgrade that will bring the 3.0L TDI V6 into compliance. Currently, the German automaker and regulators are reviewing the test results of the software and ironing out various technical details. Sources also say the Volkswagen could replace the catalytic converter to help get this fix through. The timing on reaching an agreement depends on when a broader settlement is reached concerning the overall diesel emission scandal.
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer will be holding a hearing next week in San Fransisco to get a status update on the discussions.
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