Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
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Tata Motors' arm recalls 44000 cars over Carbon dioxide emissions levels in UK

Tata Motors' arm recalls 44000 cars over Carbon dioxide emissions levels in UK

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 44,000 cars after it was found that they "may emit excessive levels of CO2" by the UK Vehicle Certification Agency.

Britain's largest carmaker will have to carry out free repairs on the models.

The recall affects 10 different models of petrol and diesel vehicles fitted with 2-litre engines including some Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport cars, Range Rover Evoque, Sport and Velar cars, and Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars.

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". 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.

The repairs may involved software updates along with physical alterations.

The affected cars have a 2.0-litre diesel or petrol engine. Some Range Rover Evoque models will need new tyres, a JLR spokesperson said. The UK is set to roll out their ban from 2040.

All European vehicle manufacturers are under pressure to reduce the average emissions of their new cars from 118.5g of Carbon dioxide per kilometre to less than 95g by 2021.

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

The recall notice comes during an increasingly hard time for the vehicle maker. JLR posted a record quarterly loss in February and announced about 4,500 job cuts the previous month.

JLR also declared that it shall be contacting the owners of the affected vehicles in order to arrange free-of-charge repairs.

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