Tata Motors' JLR recalls 44,000 cars over CO2 emission levels

Roman Schwartz
March 17, 2019

The issue was discovered by the Vehicle Certification Agency, which is a branch of the Department for Transport.

Britain's largest auto maker said they will carry out free repairs on the models. The British manufacturer then contacted the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency and an alert was made via the European Commission's rapid alert system.

Tata Motors shares fell 2 percent in morning on Thursday after subsidiary JLR recalled some cars due to excessive Carbon dioxide emissions.

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 past year affected.

Affected models were all built between 2016 and 2019 and fitted with the firm's 2.0-litre petrol or 2.0-litre diesel engines.

The list of Jaguar models affected include the E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF.

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Physical repairs will be needed on some, while others will only need their software updated. Although it does seem the Evoque may need new tyres.

She said: "Consumers must be able to fully trust the claims of auto manufacturers, particularly after the emissions scandals of recent years".

European 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.

A spokesperson for Jaguar Land Rover confirmed the recall to Fleet World, adding: "These vehicle specifications are no longer in production, and we will continue to invest in class-leading petrol and diesel technologies. This includes vehicles that are damaging our environment". The company will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for free-of-charge repairs.

While today's announcement is far from the largest recall the industry has seen in recent years, the cost of carrying out work on 44,000 cars will come as a blow to the brand.

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