Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over CO2 emissions

Jaguar Land Rover will recall more than 44,000 cars after regulators found that they may emit “excessive” levels of CO2 emission.

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 CO2 than their initial certification.

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. The vehicles were made between 2016 and 2019, and Jaguar Land Rover is contacting owners whose cars are affected.

The issue was discovered by Jaguar Land Rover during routine testing, who reported it to the UK Vehicle Certification Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which handles recalls. An alert was then issued via the European Commission’s rapid alert system.

The EU recall note says that the vehicles affected “may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition”.

In a statement, Jaguar Land Rover said: “Affected vehicles are being rectified to ensure the correct CO2 performance is dependably achieved. The modifications made to affected vehicles will be made 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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