Jaguar Land Rover to recall 44,000 cars over emission issues

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:23
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Ten models have been found by regulators to have been emitting more CO2 than they had been certified to emit. JLR will be contacting the owners to arrange repairs.

The models affected are:

  • Some two-litre 2016-2018 Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sports
  • Some two-litre Range Rover Evoque, sport and Velar vehicles
  • Jaguar E-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars

Most of these vehicles are petrol but there are some diesels models as well. Additionally, some of the affected vehicles will require physical repairs while others will just need software updates. The firm added: “The modifications made to affected vehicles will be made 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.”

This comes on top of the firm cutting 4,500 jobs and uncertainty over Brexit. Sales have slumped for diesel cars and there is a serious slowdown of sales in China – one of JLR’s major markets.