Jaguar Land Rover recalls more than 44,000 cars over emissions

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44000 cars over carbon dioxide levels

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44000 cars over carbon dioxide levels

The problem was first identified by the UK's Vehicle Certification Authority, which discovered a discrepancy between the stated Carbon dioxide emissions and the actual Carbon dioxide output of the affected cars during conformity testing. The DVSA in turn notified the European Commission's rapid alert system.

Recalls of cars to fix safety defects happen fairly often, but full product recalls because of exhaust emissions are rare.

"Jaguar Land Rover is conducting a voluntary recall following the identification of Carbon dioxide performance variability with certain 2016-2019 MY Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with 2.0L diesel or petrol engines", said James Scrimshaw, PR manager for JLR Australia.

Most of these vehicles are petrol but there are some diesels models as well.

The manufacturer said that some of the models will need physical repairs in a dealership, while some will need software updates.

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. Although it does seem the Evoque may need new tyres.

Emissions have come under more scrutiny since Volkswagen's diesel scandal.

At the same time, global agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions prompted government to announce the ban of new fossil-fuel cars.

JLR also declared that it shall be contacting the owners of the affected vehicles in order to arrange free-of-charge repairs. "This includes vehicles that are damaging our environment".

While the recall is not expected to have a major financial impact on the company, it comes at a time when Britain's largest carmaker has already been battling Brexit-related headwinds for the automotive industry.