Audi Vehicles May be Equipped with Illegal Software that Alters Carbon Dioxide Emission Levels E-mail
May 17, 2017

Audi may have equipped its gasoline-powered vehicles with illegal software that falsely identifies the level of carbon dioxide being emitted, thereby circumventing government emissions regulations.  The carbon dioxide emission levels allegedly differ based on the vehicle's mode.  Specifically, the "warm-up" mode may reduce the engine speed, consume less fuel, and produce less carbon dioxide.  However, when the vehicle is being driven under normal circumstances, the transmission is switched to the "road calibration" mode, which allegedly increases engine speed and fuel consumption while producing greater carbon dioxide emission.

The software may also alter fuel efficiency, leading consumers to believe that the vehicles have better fuel economy than they actually do. The vehicles allegedly equipped with the emissions cheating software include:

2012-2016 Audi A6

2012-2016 Audi A7

2012-2016 Audi A8

2012-2016 Audi Q7 models

2012-2017 Audi Q5 models with a gasoline engine and an AL 551 automatic transmission.

2012-2016 Audi S4

2012-2016 Audi S5

2012-2016 Audi S6

2012-2016 Audi S7

2012-2016 Audi S8 gasoline models with a DL 501 automatic transmission may also have this software.

If you have purchased or leased one of these vehicles, you may have been deceived into believing that the vehicle had better fuel economy and lower carbon dioxide emission levels.  If you wish to discuss your legal rights, please call us toll-free at 1-877-337-1050 or email us at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it .