It's Audi's Turn: 2.1 Million Faulty Diesels

Naysayers have long said that Audis were nothing more than Volkswagens with leather interiors. While there is more to it than that, it's true that both brands share a lot of technologies, some platforms... and a few engines.

And as we know now, VW engines are currently under investigation. Just like Wolfsburg's TDI, a few Audi models are now included in the scandal of the computer program that limits engine power to satisfy EPA testing, but turns off in real-world driving conditions.

No fewer than 2.1 million Audis are affected throughout the world; of this number, 13,000 are in the United States. Note that this only affects TDI-equipped vehicles (A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and/or Q5).

Audi and Volkswagen are not the only arms of the VW empire that are affected; Czech automaker Skoda also equipped 1.2 million of its vehicle with the cheat program. If we add those to the 5 million Volkswagens (not 11 million like we originally thought) and add the 2.1 million Audis, we get a pretty significant number, and what's even worse is that other brands like SEAT haven't made announcements yet...

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