Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
Business | By Eloise Houston

Tata Motors’ JLR recalls 44,000 cars over Carbon dioxide emission levels

Tata Motors’ JLR recalls 44,000 cars over Carbon dioxide emission levels

Jaguar Land Rover will recall more than 44,000 cars for repairs after United Kingdom regulators found faulty models emitting more carbon dioxide than advertised.

Britain's largest auto maker said they will carry out free repairs on the models.

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.

According to the European commission's rapid alert system, JLR cards may emit excessive levels of Carbon dioxide and may not conform with the certified condition.

The recall affects a range of models sold in the United Kingdom between 2016 and 2019 powered by 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engines. The most exciting version of JLR's 2.0-litre range produces 300hp in the F-Type P300 - although we're yet to learn whether that specific variant is included in the recall.

Some of the models will need physical repairs in a dealership, while some will need software updates, the spokeswoman said. Although it does seem the Evoque may need new tyres.

Natalie Hitchins, head of home products and services at consumer group Which?, said: "Consumers must be able to fully trust the claims of auto manufacturers, particularly after the emissions scandals of recent years".

A spokesperson for Jaguar Land Rover confirmed the recall to Fleet World, adding: "These vehicle specifications are no longer in production, and we will continue to invest in class-leading petrol and diesel technologies".

At the same time, worldwide agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions prompted government to announce the ban of new fossil-fuel cars.

Neil Barlow, DVSA's head of vehicle engineering, said: 'DVSA's priority is to protect everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles.

While the recall is not expected to have a major financial impact on the company, it comes at a time when Britain's largest carmaker has already been battling Brexit-related headwinds for the automotive industry. The company will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for free-of-charge repairs.

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