INTERNATIONAL - Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60000 cars, it said yesterday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen (VW) more than 2½ years after it first admitted to cheating US diesel exhaust tests.
Audi said it had stopped deliveries of A6 and A7 models with a certain type of diesel engine after finding a previously unidentified problem with emissions software.
It did not give details of the problem. A person familiar with the matter said 60000 cars would have to be recalled for a software update, taking the total number of vehicles with Audi engines to be recalled over the “dieselgate” emissions scandal to more than 900000. VW has recalled millions of vehicles and paid billions of dollars in fines since it admitted its complicity in the scandal in 2015.