Audi is issuing a stop-sale on several products following an investigation regarding the 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel engines used in Volkswagen Auto Group vehicles.
The decision is fuelled by the concern that these motors also use a “defeat device”, which is not compliant with emissions standards and is more damaging to the environment than advertised. Porsche also cancelled sales of its Cayenne diesel, while Audi’s stop-sale will affect new and CPO Audi vehicles.
The stop sale affects the 2016 Audi A6, Audi A7, Audi A8L, and Audi Q5 equipped with a 3.0 liter V6 TDI engine. The problem also concerns vehicles between 2013-2015. Audi has also removed TDI options from their website.
According to an advisory sent to US dealers, no recall is planned at this time.
“Volkswagen Group of America is working with regulators and will take all steps necessary to remedy any issues, including a potential emissions recall,” said the advisory. “This is an emissions matter and not a safety issue. Owners of these vehicles do not need to take any action at this time.”