German Porsche cars pollution fraud

This video from the USA says about itself:

[HOT NEWS] Everything You Need to Know about the VW Diesel Emissions Scandal

12 March 2017

Which cars are affected?

Will my car pass state inspection? The following Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche diesel models have been cited by the EPA for emissions violations. There is no recall, and the cars pass all state inspections, at least for now. Remember, VW has admitted to violating federal emissions laws, and as such, it’s neither a state nor a safety issue. However, if Volkswagen does issue a recall, some states (particularly California and some that follow Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle standards) may prevent owners from renewing their registration if they don’t complete the fix.

2009–2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI
2010–2015 Volkswagen Golf 2.0L TDI
2010–2015 Audi A3 2.0L TDI
2012–2015 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L TDI
2012–2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI
2009–2015 Audi Q7 3.0L V-6 TDI
2009–2016 Volkswagen Touareg 3.0L V-6 TDI
2013–2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel 3.0L V-6
2014–2016 Audi A6 3.0L V-6 TDI
2014–2016 Audi A7 3.0L V-6 TDI
2014–2016 Audi A8/A8L 3.0L V-6 TDI
2014–2016 Audi Q5 3.0L V-6 TDI

What diesels can’t I buy?

2013–2016 Volkswagen Touareg TDI
2013–2015 Audi Q7 TDI
2014–2016 Audi A6 TDI
2014–2016 Audi A7 TDI
2014–2016 Audi A8 and A8L TDI
2014–2015 Audi Q5 TDI
2014–2016 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
2015 Audi A3 TDI
2015 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

As of December 21, 2016, Volkswagen reached a second settlement with the roughly 78,000 owners and lessees of 3.0-liter diesel models. In late January 2017, Volkswagen announced a $1.2 billion program that differs substantially from the $10 billion program for 2.0-liter diesel models. Currently, only owners of 2009–2012 Audi Q7 and Volkswagen Touareg models with the Generation 1 engine are eligible for buybacks between $24,755 to $57,157.

This is because Volkswagen cannot repair them to be emissions-compliant, unlike the Generation 2 engines in 2013–2016 models, which can be fixed under a formal recall to be announced later this year. For those Generation 2 models, Volkswagen will offer cash compensation ranging from $7039 to $16,114; if the recall isn’t made “timely available,” the automaker will buy them back. Generation 2 lessees can receive between $5677 and $12,492 for terminating their leases early.

And now, still hotter news, from Germany yesterday.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Germany temporarily bans fraudulent Porsches

Yesterday, 20:54

German car dealers can not sell the Porsche Cayenne 3 liter TDI for the moment. The German authorities have discovered that this type of car uses illegal fraudulent software, which manipulates the emission values ​​in test situations. As a result, cars seem to be more environmentally friendly than they actually are.

Throughout Europe, 22,000 cars of the wrong type must return to the garage. All recalled cars will receive a software update. The manufacturer will be charged for the costs involved.

Car dealers can not sell the Porsche Cayenne 3 liter TDI version until the new software will be available. That must still be approved by the authorities.

Porsche is part of the Volkswagen group, which has already been in a fraudulent software scandal before.

The German Minister of the Environment Hendricks today criticized the relationship between German politics and the automotive industry, an enormous sector with 800,000 direct jobs and a total of 1.5 million jobs. “In the past, there was too little distance between the state and industry,” she said after visiting the headquarters of Volkswagen in Wolfsburg.

For many years, the German automotive industry has been involved in diesel technology, but its future is being doubted by the rise of the electric car and the diesel scandal. Hendricks, together with her colleague Minister of Transport Dobrindt, will organize a special “diesel summit” on August 2.


There will be a 500 million euro fund to guarantee the future of diesel cars. Half of the money comes from the government and the other half from the industry.

That taxpayers will now have to pay 250 million euro because of crimes of Big Business big cheeses is a sign there is still ‘little distance between the state and industry’, as mentioned by Ms Hendricks.

15 thoughts on “German Porsche cars pollution fraud

  1. This just shows how difficult it is to build cars that comply emissions standards. Maybe only electric cars will comply to this strict regulations. I wonder how American cars comply to the regulations.


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