Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Jaguar Land Rover to recall 44,000 vehicles over excessive diesel emissions

Jaguar Land Rover to recall 44,000 vehicles over excessive diesel emissions

Jaguar Land Rover will recall more than 44,000 cars for repairs after United Kingdom regulators found faulty models emitting more carbon dioxide than advertised.

"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. Both petrol and diesel models are included in the recall.

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

According to the BBC, the voluntary recall covers 10 diesel or petrol-engined models, which were found by the Vehicle Certification Agency to be emitting more emissions than stated.

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.

JLR then informed the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which handles recalls, of the findings.

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The European Commission's rapid alert system warned that JLR's cars "may emit excessive levels of Carbon dioxide and may not conform with the certified condition".

"Jaguar Land Rover must now act quickly to tell affected customers so that they can have their vehicles modified appropriately".

An industry source said around 44,000 cars will be recalled once remedial action has been agreed between the manufacturer and the authorities.

Vehicle emissions have come under increased scrutiny in recent years following Volkswagen's diesel scandal, in which it was found to have installed software to trick emissions tests.

It's only a week since Jaguar Land Rover proved how low their diesel auto emissions now are by using independent testing by AIR Index to demonstrate just how clean their engines now are.

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