VW forced to recall all 3.0L diesel cars and SUVs in California

The original recall for VW diesel cars in the US focused only on the four-cylinder versions. That recall has now officially expanded with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) forcing VW to recall all of its cars and SUVs that use the larger 3.0L diesel engine within the state.

CARB told VW that it has 45 days to get a plan together that will cover the recall of affected VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles with the offending engine under the hood. CARB wants to know just what VW plans to do to fix the vehicles that don't meet strict emission guidelines.

The recall order covers all 3.0L diesel V6 engines that are using what CARB calls "illegal emission software" and covers vehicles ranging from 2009 to 2015 models. Porsche has issued a statement that says it is waiting to hear from engine supplier Audi AG as to what actions are required to fix the issue.

VW is facing massive recalls over the diesel emissions issues with nearly 500,000 cars using VW group diesel engines. These cars were found to be cheating on emissions tests with software that constitutes an emissions bypass device according to state and federal regulators.