Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44000 cars over Carbon dioxide emissions

Marco Green
March 15, 2019

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 44,000 cars in the United Kingdom over carbon dioxide emissions, the Auto maker has said.

Britain's largest auto maker said they will carry out free repairs on the models.

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 Carbon dioxide than their initial certification. 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.

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Some cars will need new tyres fitted, including the Range Rover Evoque and the fix could result in minor changes to the "overall vehicle experience", reports Which?

She said: "Consumers must be able to fully trust the claims of vehicle manufacturers, particularly after the emissions scandals of recent years".

At the same time, worldwide agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has prompted multiple governments to announce plans to ban the sale of new fossil fuel-powered cars, with the United Kingdom to do so from 2040. The UK is set to roll out their ban from 2040.

Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Greg Archer, UK director for the European environmental pressure group, said: "JLR has clearly been minimizing the declared Carbon dioxide and under estimating emissions". 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. JLR posted a record quarterly loss in February and announced about 4,500 job cuts the previous month.

"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".

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