Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over emissions

Kenny Grant
March 17, 2019

The recall is thought to be the first Carbon dioxide related recall for JLR.

Jaguar Land Rovers (JLR) voluntarily recalled almost 44,000 cars in the United Kingdom as they were emitting higher than certified levels of carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions. While most affected models run on petrol, some diesel models are also part of the recall.

Regulators discovered that 10 models were emitting more Carbon dioxide than they were certified to.

The models affected use 2.0-litre petrol and diesel engines, specifically 10 variants that slot into Jaguar's E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF ranges, as well as Land Rover's Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Sport Sport, Evoque and Velar. It added that this included corrective repairs and software updates, while certain 2016-17 Range Rover Evoques would require the fitting of new low-rolling resistance tyres that "enhanced the efficiency of the powertrain, thereby lowering C02 emissions".

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Natalie Hitchins, head of home products and services at consumer group Which?, said: "Consumers must be able to fully trust the claims of auto manufacturers, particularly after the emissions scandals of recent years". The UK is set to roll out their ban from 2040.

"The DVSA's priority is to protect everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles".

The emissions recall comes at a hard time for the company. Indeed, JLR posted a loss of $4-billion in the third quarter of the 2018-19 financial year leading to concerns the company is running out of money.

If you want to double-check if your auto is affected you can contact Jaguar on 0345 303 2303 or Land Rover on 0370 5000 500 with your car's VIN number. However, it did say all of the repairs would be carried out free of charge, and it's aiming to "minimise inconvenience to the customer during the short time required for the work to be carried out".

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