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Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over ‘excessive’ emissions levels

17 March 2019

The recall will affect versions of the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Velar and Evoque made between 2016 and 2019.

Some cars will need new tyres fitted, including the Range Rover Evoque and the fix could result in minor changes to the "overall vehicle experience", reports Which?

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

Despite JLR's very latest cars delivering exceptional real world emissions, it seems an bad lot of the cars Jaguar and Land Rover has produced since 2016 - 44,535 of them - emit levels of Carbon dioxide which don't meet certified levels.

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Neil Barlow, head of vehicle engineering at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which administers vehicle recalls, said: "DVSA's priority is to protect everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles". While most affected models run on petrol, some diesel models are also part of the recall.

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

A statement from JLR said: "Affected vehicles are being rectified to ensure the correct Carbon dioxide performance is dependably achieved". Any recall work done on your vehicle will be free of charge.

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

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A statement from JLR reads: "The modifications will be made free of charge, and every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to the customer".

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

Vehicle emissions have come under scrutiny in recent years following the Volkswagen diesel scandal, where it was found to have installed software to trick emissions tests.

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Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over ‘excessive’ emissions levels