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

Daniel Fowler
March 17, 2019

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.

In a statement, JLR said: 'Affected vehicles are being rectified to ensure the correct Carbon dioxide performance is dependably achieved. The recall will affect several models, most of which run on petrol. This is believed to involve a software update in most cases although some could require physical changes, including new tyres on the Evoque.

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

Britain's biggest carmaker, owned by India's Tata Motors, will have to carry out free repairs on the models after the Vehicle Certification Agency found 10 models for the Land Rover and Jaguar brands were emitting higher greenhouse gases than had been certified earlier.

Among the models affected include the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Velar and Evoque made between 2016 and 2019. JLR then informed the country's Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which handles recalls, of the findings. Any recall work done on your vehicle will be free of charge.

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Natalie Hitchins, head of home products and services at consumer group Which?, said the recall once again raised questions about how far buyers could trust manufacturer's claimed performance figures.

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

In a statement, JLR said: "Affected vehicles are being rectified to ensure the correct Carbon dioxide performance is dependably achieved".

It's only a week since Jaguar Land Rover proved how low their diesel vehicle emissions now are by using independent testing by AIR Index to demonstrate just how clean their engines now are.

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