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Jaguar Land Rover recalling 44000 vehicles for excessive emissions in the UK

Jaguar Land Rover recalling 44000 vehicles for excessive emissions in the UK

It is thought to be the first carbon dioxide-related recall for JLR.

UK-based luxury auto maker Jaguar Land Rover recalled 44,000 cares due to excessive carbon dioxide emissions, reported CNBC-TV18.

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.

The recall applies to certain versions of the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF, as well as the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Evoque and Velar, with models from between 2014 and previous year affected. Additionally, some of the affected vehicles will require physical repairs while others will just need software updates.

The country's biggest auto manufacturer said the vehicles are emitting more of the greenhouse gas than expected.

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Customers are being contacted, and in a statement today a JLR spokesperson said: "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". Jaguar models affected include the E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF.

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".

"The DVSA's priority is to protect everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles".

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

The recall comes at a challenging time for the company. JLR posted a record quarterly loss in February and announced about 4,500 job cuts the previous month.