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Jaguar Land Rover recalls 44,000 cars over emissions

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 44,000 cars in the UK over carbon dioxide emissions, the car maker has said.

Regulators found 10 models were emitting more of the greenhouse gas than they had been certified to emit.

The car maker will contact owners to arrange repairs, a JLR spokeswoman said.

JLR is facing a number of challenges at the moment, including a slump in demand for diesel cars and a sales slowdown in China.

The firm said it was a voluntary recall of certain 2016-2019 MY Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles fitted with two litre diesel or petrol engines.

The affected models are:

  • Some two-litre 2016 to 2018 Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport cars
  • Certain two litre Range Rover Evoque, Sport, and Velar cars
  • Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF cars.

Most models are petrol, while some are diesel.

Some of the models will need physical repairs in a dealership, while some will need software updates, the spokeswoman said.

“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,” the firm added.

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Fiat Chrysler to recall more than 860,000 vehicles in new emissions probe, EPA says

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall more than 860,000 vehicles in the United States over findings from emissions investigations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The issues, apparently unrelated to the company’s massive diesel emissions scandal, affect a range of vehicles, from passenger cars such as the Chrysler 200 to the Jeep Compass SUV. An EPA… Continue Reading

20 Biggest Automobile Recalls in History – RDE Data Analytics Can Help

Recalls generally happen for a good reason. Or, that is the case nowadays. Sure, in the 1970s and ‘80s, auto manufacturers were a bit corrupt—scratch that—very corrupt. That was the time when anything and everything was “okay.” Take the example of Chevy’s pickup trucks from 1973. Much like the dreaded Pinto, this car had a… Continue Reading

Bipartisan bill would reauthorize Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators have introduced a bill to reauthorize the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) through fiscal-year 2024 at current funding levels. The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) will hold a hearing on the bill today. In addition to funding levels, the legislation would also ensure “equal funding opportunities between both… Continue Reading

Nearly 75,000 Audi Vehicles Recalled

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is recalling an estimated 74,881 Audi vehicles because the left and right fuel rails may leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the likelihood of a fire. Specifically, the recall includes 2016 to 2018 Audi Q7, Audi A6, and Audi A7 vehicles, as… Continue Reading

Subaru to Recall 2.3M

In what would be the automaker’s biggest safety recall in its history, Subaru Corp. plans to recall an estimated 2.3 million 2008 to 2017 Forester and Impreza crossovers due to a brake light issue, reports Reuters. Specifically, a fault in the brake light switch can lead to ignition problems. The recall has not yet begun, so… Continue Reading

Honda Recalls 1.2M Vehicles

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Highlights of the Automotive Trends Report

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Emissions squeeze sparks electric surge for Volkswagen

Mammoth German carmaker Volkswagen massively expanded Tuesday its plans for electric car sales in the coming decade, as its scramble to meet tougher greenhouse emissions targets has already begun weighing on profitability. Higher unit sales and increased revenues in 2018 helped VW to a net profit 6.0 percent higher, at 12.15 billion euros ($13.7 billion),… Continue Reading

Alfa Romeo Recalls 60,000 Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is warning owners of more than 60,000 Alfa Romeo cars and SUVs worldwide not to use the adaptive cruise control because it might not stop working even when a driver taps the brakes. The recall covers certain Giulia cars and Stelvio SUV models from 2017 through 2019. The company says… Continue Reading