44,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars recalled with high CO2 emissions

Company will be conducting the repairs free of charge for affected customers

44,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars recalled with high CO2 emissions
Thousands of Jaguar Land Rover cars are being recalled.

More than 44,000 cars built by Jaguar Land Rover are being recalled after irregularities were found over the amount of CO2 they emit, an Honest John article has revealed.

The British car brands have issued a voluntary recall after the Vehicle Certification Agency found that 10 models were emitting more CO2 than they were officially certified for.

The recall affects a range of models sold in the UK between 2016 and 2019 powered by 2.0L petrol or diesel engines.

These include the Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport; certain Range Rover Evoque, Velar and Sport models and Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars.

In a statement, the manufacturer said: “Jaguar Land Rover is conducting a voluntary recall following the identification of CO2 performance variability with certain Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with 2.0L diesel or petrol engines.

“Affected vehicles will be repaired 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.”

Work expected to mainly consist of software updates

Although the car manufacturer hasn’t confirmed what work is required as part of the recall, it’s believed that most will be fixed by a software update; some Range Rover Evoque models will reportedly need new tyres.

The news comes a week after Jaguar Land Rover announced that its diesel vehicles had some of the lowest NOx emissions of any car on sale in the UK today.

Earlier in the year, the firm announced 4,500 redundancies and axed its Range Rover SV Coupe in a bid to cut costs.

In February, the manufacturer blamed £3.4 billion losses on a sales slump in China.

Have you encountered any Jaguar Land Rover or other vehicles with higher-than-certified CO2 emissions? Can you easily find out what the manufacturer certification is? Let us know in the comments below.

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