Approval Details

Valid E.O.


This Executive Order approved the specified parts on on September 23, 2016.
As of Thursday, September 19th, 2019 this Executive Order has not been overturned or superceeded.

Approved Parts

Part NumberModelsModification
See EO PDFVarious 2013-2016 2.0L turbocharged gasoline VW/Audi vehicles.See PDF.

This Executive Order may be listed as:
  • C.A.R.B.E.O. D-783
  • Executive Order 783 / D783
  • ARB # D-783
  • Executive Order No: D-783
  • C.A.R.B. No. D-783
  • Resolution D-783
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Download: Executive Order D-783 PDF

D-783 Document:

                                   State of California
                               AIR RESOURCES BOARD

                               EXECUTIVE ORDER D—783

                      Relating to Exemptions Under Section 27156
                              of the California Vehicle Code

                                        APR LLC
                                  Stage 1 ECU Upgrade

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Air Resources Board (ARB) by Section 27156 of
the Vehicle Code (VC); and

Pursuant to the authority vested in the undersigned by Section 39515 and Section
39516 of the Health and Safety Code and Executive Order G—14—012;

IT IS ORDERED AND RESOLVED: That installation of the Stage 1 ECU Upgrade,
produced and marketed by APR LLC (APR) of 4800 US HWY 280 West, Opelika,
Alabama 36801, has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable
vehicle pollution control systems and, therefore, is exempt from the prohibitions of
Section 27156 of the Vehicle Code for the vehicles listed in the attached Exhibit A.

The Stage 1 ECU Upgrade is an Engine Control Module (ECM) software re—calibration,
known as a re—flash, and may only be installed by an approved APR dealer using APR‘s
Cheetah cable to transfer the vehicle specific electronic data from a personal computer
into the vehicle‘s ECM. There are no user adjustable parameters. The vehicle may run
on a recommended maximum 91 octane fuel, but may also use the minimum octane
fuel recommended by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

This Executive Order is valid provided that installation instructions for the Stage 1 ECU
Upgrade will not recommend tuning the vehicle to specifications different from those of

Changes made to the design or operating conditions of the Stage 1 ECU Upgrade, as
exempt by ARB, which adversely affect the performance of the vehicle‘s pollution
control system shall invalidate this Executive Order.

This Executive Order shall not apply to any Stage 1 ECU Upgrade advertised, offered
for sale, sold with, or installed on a new motor vehicle prior to or concurrent with transfer
to an ultimate purchaser.

Marketing of the Stage 1 ECU Upgrade using any identification other than that shown in
this Executive Order or marketing of the Stage 1 ECU Upgrade for an application other
than those listed in this Executive Order shall be prohibited unless prior approval is
obtained from ARB.

This Executive Order does not constitute any opinion as to the effect the use of the
Stage 1 ECU Upgrade may have on any warranty either expressed or implied by the
vehicle manufacturer.

This Executive Order is granted based on emission test results in the modified
configuration using the Federal Test Procedure (FTP) and Supplemental Federal Test
Procedure (SFTP), and an examination of the On—Board Diagnostic II (OBD II) system.
A 2016 Volkswagen GTI equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine       _
(GVGAVO2.0APA, LEV—II SULEV) was used for the evaluation of the Stage 1 ECU
Upgrade. Results from emissions testing conducted at Automotive Testing &
Development Services, Inc., are shown below (in grams per mile):

2016 Volkswagen GTI 2.0 liter turbocharged (modified)

      FTP                   150,000 mi.       NMOG          Co         NOx       HCHO
                         Emission Level
                           (DF applied)       0.004         0.1        0.01      0.0001
                                   STD        0.010         1.0        0.02       0.008

                                              NMHC + NOx                 cCO
      SFTP USO6          Emission Level            0.09                 0.02
                                   STD             0.14                  8.0

      SFTP SCQ83         Emission Level            0.11                  0.2
                                   STD             0.20                  2.7

Emission test results in the modified configuration were below the applicable
certification standards. Examination of the OBD II system showed the Stage 1 ECU
Upgrade does not affect OBD II operation. Therefore, based on the test results, the
staff concludes that the Stage 1 ECU Upgrade meets the criteria for exemption.

ARB reserves the right in the future to review this Executive Order and the exemption
provided herein to assure that the exempted add—on or modified part continues to meet
the standards and procedures of Title 13, California Code of Regulations, Section 2222,
et seq. Further, if test results or other evidence provides ARB with reason to suspect
that the Stage 1 ECU Upgrade will affect the durability of emission control systems,
APR shall be required to submit durability data to show that the durability of vehicle
emission control systems are not, in fact, affected and/or that the add—on or modified
part demonstrates adequate durability.


                       APR LLC ~ Stage 1 ECU Upgrade ~ D—783

No claim of any kind, such as "Approved by the Air Resources Board", may be made
with respect to the action taken herein in any advertising or other oral or written

Violation of any of the above conditions shall be grounds for revocation of this order.
The order may be revoked only after a ten—day written notice of intention to revoke the
order, in which period the holder of the order may request in writing a hearing to contest
the proposed revocation. If a hearing is requested, it shall be held within ten days of
receipt of the request and the order may not be revoked until a determination is made
after the hearing that grounds for revocation exist.
Executed at El Monte, California, this     _,23‘&’{ day of September 2016.

               nnétfe Hebert, Chief
                 issions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science Division

                        APR LLC ~ Stage 1 ECU Upgrade ~ D—783

                                               Exhibit A

       Part Number                Year             Engine               Make           Model(s)*

 DPP—2.0TSI—GN3—MK6—SP         2013—2015      2.0L turbocharged      Volkswagen      GLI, New Beetle

                               2015—2016      2.0L turbocharged      Volkswagen           GT
                               2015—2016      2.0L turbocharged          Audi            A3, TT

                                  2015        2.0L turbocharged      Volkswagen          Golf R
                                  2015        2.0L turbocharged          Audi              §3

*Models may include trim level suffix: Quattro, Cabriolet, Coupe, and/or Roadster.

                             APR LLC ~ Stage 1 ECU Upgrade ~ D—783

Document Created: 2017-05-19 11:22:37
Document Modified: 2017-05-19 11:22:37

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