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 to recall 44,000 vehicles over excessive diesel emissions

Jaguar Land Rover says it is working closely with the UK DVSA on the optimal methods to "ensure the correct Carbon dioxide performance is dependably achieved".

Affected models are those with either a 2.0-litre diesel or 2.0-litre petrol engine. The company will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for free-of-charge repairs.

Models affected are the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF and the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Discovery, Range Rover Evoque, Velar and Sport. 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".

This announcement was made after regulators discovered 10 models were emitting more than the permitted levels of the greenhouse gas.

In the United Kingdom, after concerns first emerged, JLR worked with Britain's Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), the country's type approval authority, to identify the scale of the problem and the actions needed. In turn, the auto maker reported the issued to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which handles recalls, and an alert was issued via the European Commission's rapid alert system.

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

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

A statement from Jaguar Land Rover said that customers are being contacted by the two brands.

Land Rover Discoveries with the 2.0-litre Ingenium engine are among the models being recalled.

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

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