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Jaguar issues recall over CO2 output irregularities

By Tom Fraser, 26 Mar 2019 News

Jaguar issues recall over CO2 output irregularities

British maker announces recall for 2018-19 Ingenium models, relating to greater than expected CO2 engine emissions outputs

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for certain XE, XF, F-Type, F-Pace, E-Pace models manufactured between 2018 and 2019 to rectify irregularities in the engine’s CO2 output.

Specifically, cars fitted with the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol ‘Ingenium’ engine may not meet the required Australian emissions standards.

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During testing, some vehicles were producing greater than expected variations in CO2 outputs.

Jaguar will notify the owners of 468 vehicles by letter to insist that their cars are brought in to receive a software fix.

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This recall follows on the back of a large European recall for the same matter. Automotive News Europe reported 44,000 cars were affected by the same issue relating to the 2.0-litre engine earlier this month, of which 9653 engines were petrol-powered.

In a statement to Automotive News Europe, JLR disputed that the cars produced “excessive” CO2 levels, stating that the change in recorded CO2 levels is around 2 percent on average, among affected cars. JLR denied it was a “cheat”, like the system at the centre of the Volkswagen Group’s Dieselgate saga, saying the issue was detected through statutory conformity of production testing.

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The recall affects engines produced between 2014 and 2018, before the changeover from NEDC to WTLP emissions regulations late last year.

The recall comes at a rough time for the manufacturer, with a downturn in sales in Europe and China resulting in losses of some 4500 jobs at the UK-based factory.