Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover is recalling 44,000 cars over carbon dioxide emission levels, the car maker announced.

The decision came after UK regulators found that 10 Jaguar Land Rover models were emitting more greenhouse gases than indicated.

Affected models include the Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport; the Range Rover Evoque, Sport and Velar; and the Jaguar E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF.

Jaguar Land Rover said it will contact owners to schedule repairs free of cost.

The firm said in a statement:

“Affected vehicles are being rectified to ensure the correct CO2 performance is dependably achieved. 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.”

Jaguar Land Rover is not the only car manufacturer to face controversies regarding emissions.

Back in 2015, Volkswagen became embroiled in an emissions scandal after the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that cars had been deliberately fitted with devices to cheat testing.

Jaguar Land Rover has been struggling as of late, with falling car demand pushing profits down.

In February, the car manufacturer reported a record quarterly loss of £3.4 billion. 

The company cited the economic slowdown in China as a key reason for the disappointing figures.

Jaguar Land Rover is owned by Tata Motors. The firm was formed following a merger between Jaguar and Land Rover back in 2013.

It was previously owned by American car giant Ford.

Shares in Tata Motors (NSE:TATAMOTORS) are currently trading -1.27% as of 12.19PM (GMT).