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44,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars recalled over high CO2 emissions

Published 14 March 2019

More than 44,000 cars built by Jaguar Land Rover are being recalled after irregularities were found over the amount of CO2 they emit.

The British car brands have issued a voluntary recall after the Vehicle Certification Agency found that 10 models were emitting more CO2 than they were officially certified for.

The recall affects a range of models sold in the UK between 2016 and 2019 powered by 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engines. These include the Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport; certain Range Rover Evoque, Velar and Sport models and Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars.

In a statement, the manufacturer said: "Jaguar Land Rover is conducting a voluntary recall following the identification of CO2 performance variability with certain Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with 2.0L diesel or petrol engines.

"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."

Although the car manufacturer hasn't confirmed what work is required as part of the recall, it's believed that most will be fixed by a software update. Some Range Rover Evoque models will reportedly need new tyres.

The news comes a week after Jaguar Land Rover announced that its diesel vehicles had some of the lowest NOx emissions of any car on sale today.

Earlier in the year, the firm announced 4500 redundancies and axed its Range Rover SV Coupe in a bid to cut costs. In February, the manufacturer blamed £3.4 billion losses on a sales slump in China.

Comments

Engineer Andy    on 14 March 2019

Not because of Brexit? Nope - incompetence, IMHO.

Kath Hunter    on 15 March 2019

JLR saying its diesel and petrol but could be smoke-screening because the official EU product alerts only mention 2.0L diesels.

Check the original source file here: ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_pro...n

Just enter 2019, Motor Vehicles and hit Search. Scroll down and there are the 4 safety alert notices. No mention of petrol engines. Diesel has already been tarnished by one emissions scandal. Perhaps JLR knows that it can't take the fallout from another one.

Edited by Kath Hunter on 15/03/2019 at 01:58

Honestjohn    on 15 March 2019

The quotation from the VCA is: ""Certain vehicles fitted with 2.0L diesel engines may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition. The product does not comply with the regulation setting emission performance standards for new passenger cars and the regulation on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles."

HJ

I Thompson    on 18 March 2019

Hardly likely to enhance performance or value after the engine has been mucked about wi5h.

Don1988    on 18 March 2019

I wouldn't be surprised if it's Vauxhall next

Terry Johnston    on 21 March 2019

We have lost our trust in Jaguar. We have had problems with a jerky gearbox on a new 2.0 petrol automatic purchased in July 2017.
The service manager wrote a technical report to Jaguar stating that he had found a fault, the gearbox was jerky when it went under 30 mph and down the lower gears. He tested their petrol demo car and found it did the same. He thought that if Jaguar received enough reports about this issue then maybe a recall for software upgrade might be issued.
The dealership received a technical report from Jaguar – it states: “Thank you for submitting your report, engineers are working on a software update”. As a result of the data analysed from our car, they have decided that a software upgrade is necessary.
Jaguar customer services then told us there was no fault and refused to speak to us anymore, but they said they would tell us when the software update was available.
Doncaster Jaguar then referred the complaint to South Yorkshire Trading Standards, and told us not to contact them anymore, but that they would tell us when the software update was available.
South Yorkshire Trading Standards ruled that as all 2.0 petrol cars do this, then it was not a fault.
Neither Jaguar or Doncaster Jaguar told us when the update was available – it was only when we took the car to our local dealership in June 2018 that they found an update dated 6 April 2018 which gave some improvement but did not resolve the problem.

Mike Lanc    on 30 March 2019

Every vehicle that uses more fuel than it's official figure will automatically emit more CO2. That means more than 95% of cars should be recalled. The differential between actual and typical economy and CO2 figures are most severe with plug-in hybrids because of the way they are tested.

Mike Lanc    on 30 March 2019

Every vehicle that uses more fuel than it's official figure will automatically emit more CO2. That means more than 95% of cars should be recalled. The differential between actual and typical economy and CO2 figures are most severe with plug-in hybrids because of the way they are tested.

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