By now you've heard Volkswagen is offering to buy back its U.S.-market 2.0-liter TDI-powered cars affected by the ongoing diesel-emissions cheating scandal. Those buybacks could expand to VW Group cars equipped with cheating 3.0-liter TDI V6 engines, too, as Audi will reportedly offer buybacks on some of its affected cars.
According to , Audi is in talks with both affected car owners and U.S. authorities about buying back 25,000 older vehicles equipped with the emissions cheating 3.0-liter TDI engines. German newspaper Der Spiegel reports that these 25,000 vehicles are too old to be fixed adequately.
There's no word whetherAudi has decided on a fix for its remaining cars. The automaker released a statement regarding the matter:
"We are working hard with U.S. regulators to reach an agreement an approved resolution for affected 3.0-liter V-6 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 further."
The 3.0-liter diesel in question was offered in the Audi Q5 and Q7 SUVs, as well as the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne.
Since every proposed fix for VW's 3.0-liter V6 diesels has been rejected by U.S. regulators, there's no telling if owners will ever see a fix to make these vehicles emissions compliant. Bad news for owners, and bad news for Volkswagen Group, which may have additional, expensive buybacks on its plate.