Affected vehicles in the USA/Canada
In the USA and Canada three generations of certain vehicles with 2.0 l TDI engines and two generations of certain vehicles with the type V6 3.0 l TDI engines are affected, which come to a total of approximately 700 thousand vehicles. Due to NOx limits that are considerably stricter than in the EU and the rest of the world, it is a greater technical challenge here to retrofit the vehicles so that the emission standards defined in the settlement agreements for these vehicles can be achieved.
In the USA, in fiscal year 2018, the EPA and CARB issued the outstanding official approvals needed for the technical solutions for the affected vehicles with 2.0 l TDI and with V6 3.0 l TDI engines. In the case of 2.0 l Generation 2 diesel vehicles with manual transmissions, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. elected to withdraw the approved emissions modification proposal, whereby owners were given the option of a buyback and lessees were given the option of early lease termination.