In the United Kingdom, after concerns first emerged, JLR worked with Britain's Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA), the country's type approval authority, to identify the scale of the problem and the actions needed.
Britain's largest vehicle maker said they will carry out free repairs on the models. The manufacturer then contacted the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and an alert was made via the European Commission's rapid alert system.
Recalls of cars to fix safety defects happen fairly often, but full product recalls because of exhaust emissions are rare. It is thought to be the first carbon dioxide-related recall for JLR.
The affected models affected are, some two-litre 2016 to 2018 Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport cars, some two litre Range Rover Evoque, Sport, and Velar cars and the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars. Both petrol and diesel models are included in the recall. Although it does seem the Evoque may need new tyres.
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JLR also declared that it shall be contacting the owners of the affected vehicles in order to arrange free-of-charge repairs.
European manufacturers are under pressure to reduce average emissions of new vehicles from 118.5g of Carbon dioxide per kilometre to less than 95g by 2021.
The emissions recall comes at a hard time for the company.