Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44000 UK cars over CO2 emissions

Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44000 UK cars over CO2 emissions

Britain's biggest carmaker, owned by India's Tata Motors, will have to carry out free repairs on the models after the Vehicle Certification Agency found 10 models for the Land Rover and Jaguar brands were emitting higher greenhouse gases than had been certified earlier. It added that this included corrective repairs and software updates, while certain 2016-17 Range Rover Evoques would require the fitting of new low-rolling resistance tyres that "enhanced the efficiency of the powertrain, thereby lowering C02 emissions".

The timing of this recall will be even more embarrassing than the average recall for Jaguar Land Rover, which only last week was proudly touting the environmental credentials of its 2.0-litre diesel engine.

JLR is believed to be working with the UK's Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on a fix and the timing of the recall notice.

There's several model lines potentially affected by the impending recall, including the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, XE, XF, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Velar, and Sport. Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover celebrated the XJ's 50 anniversary previous year when it announced on multiple occasions plans for an all-new auto.

JLR also declared that it shall be contacting the owners of the affected vehicles in order to arrange free-of-charge repairs.

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The European recall stated that affected cars "may emit excessive levels of Carbon dioxide and may not conform with the certified condition".

European manufacturers are under pressure to reduce the average emissions of their new cars from 118.5g of Carbon dioxide per kilometre to less than 95g by 2021.

The recall notice comes during an increasingly hard time for the vehicle maker.

Meanwhile, JLR's retail sales in February 2019 fell 4.1 percent to 38,288 vehicles YoY, dented by weak customer demand in China.

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