Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 UK cars over CO2 emissions

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Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has recalled 44,000 UK cars over inaccurate emissions information, the firm admitted yesterday.

UK regulators from the Vehicle Certification Agency found the vehicles, which span 10 JLR models, are emitting more carbon dioxide than official emissions tests certified.

An alert published yesterday by the European Commission suggested that certain JLR diesel vehicles “may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition”.

In a statement, JLR said it was “conducting a voluntary recall” of the cars after regulators alerted the carmaker to the issue.

“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,” the firm said.

The Land Rover models affected include the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Velar and Evoque, while the Jaguar models affected include the E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF.

JLR will be keen to act quickly to minimise any reputational fallout from the recall, especially in light of the ‘dieselgate’ scandal which engulfed fellow carmaker VW in 2015.
Volkswagen was found to have been deliberately cheating mandatory emissions tests to artificially lower emissions from its diesel cars.

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