Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over 'excessive' emissions levels

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over 'excessive' emissions levels

Voluntary recall affects 10 models

JAGUAR Land Rover is recalling more than 44,000 cars in the UK, after 10 models were found to produce higher-than-certified amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2).

In a statement, Jaguar Land Rover said the issue affects specific models powered by 2-litre petrol and diesel engines that were produced between 2016 and 2019.

These include Land Rover’s Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Evoque and Velar models, as well as examples of Jaguar’s E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF.

The problem was first identified by the UK’s Vehicle Certification Authority, which discovered a discrepancy between the stated CO2 emissions and the actual CO2 output of the affected cars during conformity testing.

In its statement, Jaguar Land Rover didn’t state what the recall work would entail. 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”.

The recall notice comes during an increasingly difficult time for the car maker. In January this year, Jaguar Land Rover confirmed 4,500 jobs would be cut as part of a global restructuring effort, and the company recorded a £273m pre-tax loss during its third quarter earnings report in February 2019.

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