British firm to recall cars after tests discover they could produce more emissions than initially certified
James Attwood, digital editor
14 March 2019

Jaguar Land Rover will recall more than 44,000 cars after regulators found that they may emit “excessive” levels of CO2 emission.

The recall will apply to 10 Jaguar and Land Rover models fitted with either a 2.0-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel engine, and which emit more CO2 than their initial certification.

It affects certain versions of the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF, and the Land Rover Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Sport Sport, Evoque and Velar. The vehicles were made between 2016 and 2019, and Jaguar Land Rover is contacting owners whose cars are affected.

The issue was discovered by Jaguar Land Rover during routine testing, who reported it to the UK Vehicle Certification Agency and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which handles recalls. An alert was then issued via the European Commission’s rapid alert system.

The EU recall note says that the vehicles affected “may emit excessive levels of CO2 and may not conform with the certified condition”.

In a statement, Jaguar Land Rover said: “Affected vehicles are being rectified to ensure the correct CO2 performance is dependably achieved. 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.”

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14 March 2019

Petrol and diesel? a bit suspicious..

Who is going to take it in to have the ECU remapped and kiss throttle response and 10 or 20 bhp goodbye?

Heads rolled at VW for this, lets hope so at JLR too, their current management have not exactly shone in their strategy.

14 March 2019

Odd. Total production and sales of these engines over this period would be higher than 44k, so why are only some being recalled?

Ng

14 March 2019
44k looks like a misleading number. And Europe also should see recalls!

14 March 2019

Seems that there's only certain times when it is over the limit, which makes me wonder what the whole story is?

 

Doesn't sound like the gross fraud of others but perhaps a technical difference in testing methods, or the uncertainty levels.

14 March 2019

C'mon Autocar, you should be asking for the detail on how far adrift the real CO2 numbers are to the ones they originally sold the vehicles at.

For those paying income tax based on the CO2 of their company car, this could be quite a financial hit. And what about the Treasury?  Surely they'll want to receive the right level of Road Tax and other |CO2-related taxes.

Who's going to compensate the driver and HMRC? 

Where's the spirit of investigative journalism - there's a story behinf the release; go get it please.

14 March 2019
The Apprentice wrote:

Heads rolled at VW for this, lets hope so at JLR too, their current management have not exactly shone in their strategy.

 

There is a massive difference between JLR finding out with its own testing and issuing a recall, than VW being found out, and denying they did anything wrong, VW knew that they had fitted a cheat device to fool testing, hence the reason they were fined billions and senior management went to jail, there absolutely no evidence whatsoever that JRL set out to willfully deceive thier customers and or testing regimes. 

 

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14 March 2019

...you cant possibly know that....maybe they were tipped off that someone was on to them and held their hands up quickly rather than try to bluff it out....no ones got the minerals for that anymore with other industry hierchy languishing an a cell!

14 March 2019

Actually it wasn't JLR that found this out, it was the British vehicle certification agency (VCA).

The VCA then reported it to JLR.  JLR then admitted that the results were incorrect.

So, exactly the same as VW.  JLR only admitted the issue when it was found by an external agency.

14 March 2019
soldi wrote:

Actually it wasn't JLR that found this out, it was the British vehicle certification agency (VCA).

The VCA then reported it to JLR.  JLR then admitted that the results were incorrect.

So, exactly the same as VW.  JLR only admitted the issue when it was found by an external agency.

How do you know that JLR was previously aware of the issue? Nothing I've read yet reports that JLR did or did not not know about it until recently.

14 March 2019

I'd certainly want to know what is involved before i had my car "fixed". And given that this is neither a safety, nor pollution issue I can't see what the urgency is?

Maybe it would just be easier if the cars were just re-banded into the appropriate emissions catergory - with JLR paying a fine for any loss of road fund license revenue.  If owners are happy with their cars' performance and fuel consumption I'd be inclined to leave well alone.  

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