EPA forces VW to correct gas mileage on 98,000 vehicles

Courtesy: MGN Online

DETROIT (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making Volkswagen Group correct fuel economy labels for about 98,000 gasoline-powered vehicles.

The revisions of about one mile per gallon cover VWs as well as affiliated brands Audi, Porsche and Bentley. All are from the 2013 through 2017 model years.

The EPA says it investigated the gas vehicles after finding that VW cheated on diesel emissions in 2015.

The agency and the California Air Resources Board found that transmission software on the gas vehicles made them shift differently during government lab tests so they got better mileage than on the road.

The software was on about 1 million vehicles, but 98,000 were found to have lower mileage.

VW Group says it also settled lawsuits filed by owners and will reimburse them for overstated mileage.