Jaguar Land Rover cars recalled over high Carbon dioxide emissions

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The news comes a week after Jaguar Land Rover announced that its diesel vehicles had some of the lowest NOx emissions of any Auto on sale today.

Britain's largest auto maker said they will carry out free repairs on the models. JLR then informed the country's Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which handles recalls, of the findings.

Recalls of cars to fix safety defects happen fairly often, but full product recalls because of exhaust emissions are rare.

If you own an affected auto, Jaguar Land Rover should soon be contacting you to arrange a free of charge fix (if you're anxious you could cal Jaguar Customer Services on 0345 303 2303 or Land Rover on 0370 500 0500), which seems to mean a software update.

Affected models include some 2.0-litre 2016 to 2018 Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport models; certain 2.0-litre Range Rover Evoque, Sport, and Velar cars; and Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars.

Physical repairs will be needed on some, while others will only need their software updated. 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.

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JLR is yet to reveal why some models exceed Carbon dioxide limits; the 2.0-litre petrol and diesel motors were understood to officially conform with the latest emissions limits when they were introduced as part of the Ingenium line-up that arrived in 2015.

Emissions have come under more scrutiny since Volkswagen's diesel scandal.

At the same time, worldwide agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has prompted multiple governments to announce plans to ban the sale of new fossil fuel-powered cars, with the United Kingdom to do so from 2040.

Speaking with Automotive News Europe, Greg Archer, UK director for the European environmental pressure group, said: "JLR has clearly been minimizing the declared Carbon dioxide and under estimating emissions. This includes vehicles that are damaging our environment".

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

The recall notice comes during an increasingly hard time for the vehicle maker.

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