Jaguar Land Rover has urgently recalled 44,000 cars.

The move from JLR affects motors in the UK, the Midlands car manufacturer has confirmed on Thursday.

The move from the car giant comes after carbon dioxide emissions found ten models were emitting more of gas than certified.

A spokesperson for the company, which has bases in Castle Bromwich and Solihull, has confirmed owners of affected models will be contacted.

The voluntary recall affects 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.

Cars impacted by the recall may need physical repairs in a dealership.

Others, though, will only need software updates, according to the company.

"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.

 

Last month, BirminghamLive reported how around 200 to 400 agency workers were to be struck off following an initial announcement back in April .

The new year jobs cull at the UK car giant began at Lode Lane in Solihull .

The move to axe agency jobs is in line with the manufacturing of its Discovery moving to a new £1bn factory in Nitra, Slovakia in February.

Staff were originally briefed on November 29 and those affected were officially stood down on Friday, January 25.

On January 24, it was revealed that there will be an additional week-long stand-down of production in April.

In a statement the car maker said: “The financial results mainly reflect lower sales in China and higher depreciation and amortization of investment expenses.

“The third quarter was also impacted by one-off factors including costs related to planned reduction in inventories, warranty reserve adjustments and currency and commodity revaluation.

“The automotive industry is facing significant market, technological, and regulatory headwinds.

“At the same time, investment in new models, electrification and other technologies remains high.”

The company said it had already achieved cost savings of £500m during the third quarter of 2018.

It also revealed that the cost of its recently announced redundancy programme would be around £200m.

Jaguar Land Rover is continuing with its new model push.

It recently launched its all-new Range Rover Evoque and the new Land Rover Defender will be revealed later this year.

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It is also developing its electric vehicle plans and recently announced it would be building electric motors at its UK Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton and creating a new Battery Assembly Centre at Hams Hall in Warwickshire .

In October it opened its new factory in Slovakia which will build the Land Rover Discovery.

The company ended the year with cash reserves of £2.5bn.

Mr Speth added: “This is a difficult time for the industry, but we remain focused on ensuring sustainable and profitable growth, and making targeted investments, that will secure our business in the future.”