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Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over excessive emissions

Jaguar Land Rover will recall over 44,000 cars in the UK over “excessive” carbon dioxide emissions.

Emission standards regulators discovered that 10 models were emitting more greenhouse gasses than they had been certified to emit. The car maker intends to notify all affected car owners to arrange repairs, a JLR spokeswoman said. The automotive company is currently dealing with challenging sales levels, with a drop in demand for diesel cars and a slowdown of sales in China.
The affected models are:

  • 2016 to 2018 Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport cars (not all models)
  • Certain two litre Range Rover Evoque, Sport, and Velar cars
  • Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars.

A large proportion of the affected cars are petrol, while few are diesel. The models identified could be subject to physical repairs as well as software updates.
In a statement, Jaguar Land Rover said:

“Affected vehicles are being rectified to ensure the correct CO2 performance is dependably achieved. The modifications made to affected vehicles will be made free of charge and every effort will be made to minimise inconvenience to the customer during the short time required for the work to be carried out.”

What should you do next?

Should you own one of the vehicles affected, JLR will contact you shortly regarding dates to arrange free repairs. Repairs will be undertaken at your nearest dealership or an authorised repair centre.