British firm to recall cars after tests discover they could produce more emissions than initially certified.

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over CO2 emissions

by Autocar

14 March 2019

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Jaguar Land Rover will recall more than 44,000 cars after regulators found that they may emit “excessive” levels of CO2 emission.

The recall will apply to 10 Jaguar and Land Rover models fitted with either a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel engine, and which emit more CO2 than their initial certification.

It affects certain versions of the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF, and the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Sport Sport, Evoque and Velar. The vehicles were made between 2016 and 2019, and Jaguar Land Rover is contacting owners whose cars are affected.

The issue was discovered by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency, which informed Jaguar Land Rover. In turn, the car maker reported the issued to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which handles recalls, and an alert was issued via the European Commission’s rapid alert system.

The EU recall note says that the vehicles affected “may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition”.

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.”

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