Jaguar Land Rover is recalling more than 44,000 cars after it was found that many of its models were emitting more carbon dioxide (CO2) than is legally permitted.
The recall affects Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with either a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel engine. It applies to certain versions of the following models, with cars built between 2014 and 2018 requiring corrective action:
- Jaguar E-Pace
- Jaguar F-Pace
- Jaguar F-Type
- Jaguar XE
- Jaguar XF
- Land Rover Discovery
- Land Rover Discovery Sport
- Range Rover Sport
- Range Rover Evoque
- Range Rover Velar
The timing of this recall will be even more embarrassing than the average recall for Jaguar Land Rover, which only last week was proudly touting the environmental credentials of its 2.0-litre diesel engine.
A statement from Jaguar Land Rover said that customers are being contacted by the two brands. Some vehicles will need physical changes to be made, while others will only need a software update.
The issue was discovered by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), which reported its findings to Jaguar Land Rover. The manufacturer then contacted the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and an alert was made via the European Commission’s rapid alert system.
The alerts for each car all say the same thing: “Certain vehicles fitted with 2.0-litre 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.”
If you own one of the vehicles above and are not sure whether your car is affected by this recall, contact your local Jaguar or Land Rover dealership. Any recall work done on your car will be free of charge.