In January 2016, the Department of Justice filed a complaint on behalf of EPA alleging that Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche (“Volkswagen”) violated the Clean Air Act by equipping its 2.0 and 3.0 liter diesel vehicles with software intended to deceive emission tests. The complaint covers all of Volkswagen’s model year 2009 – 2016 U.S. model light-duty diesels. Because the original fuel economy data Volkswagen submitted can no longer be considered reliable, all relevant data for the affected vehicles has been removed from this website. Under settlement of the complaint, Volkswagen may propose a technical remedy to remove the illegal software and address the excess emissions from the affected vehicles. If EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approve Volkswagen’s proposed emissions modification, the new, confirmed fuel economy estimate for the modified vehicles will be published on fueleconomy.gov.
Please visit EPA’s VW Violations page for updated information.