Land Rover Recalls 4779 Vehicles
4779 Land Rover and Range Rovers recalled for excessive CO2 emissions
An important Land Rover Recall. Jaguar Land Rover have recalled more than 4779 vehicles in April this year (2019), that are consistently producing an excessive amount of CO2. The affected vehicles were made between 2016 and 2019.
Have you checked whether your vehicle is affected by this important Land Rover recall ?
Land Rover has recalled 10 different models of both Land Rover and Range Rover that either have a 2.0-litre diesel engine or a 2.0-litre petrol engine.
After a period of quality control and routine testing Land Rover found these cars ‘do not consistently achieve the certified levels of CO2.'
Models affected by the recall include:
- Land Rover Discovery
- Land Rover Discovery Sport
- Range Rover Evoque
- Range Rover Velar
- Range Rover Sport
- Range Rover Evoque
If you are the owner of one of these vehicles you should have been contacted by Land Rover already, if not then get in contact with your local Jaguar Land Rover Dealership.
You will need to take your vehicle to the Land Rover Authorised repair centre for repairs and/or software updates.
Jaguar Land Rover says that vehicle owners may experience minor changes to the ‘overall vehicle experience’, and that certain 2016-2017 Range Rover Evoque models will need new tyres fitted.
The recall is on the DVSA database along with all other current Land Rover and Range Rover recall notices.
If you have an affected model by this recall, don’t panic. The fix will be free of charge, and if you have questions about the work to be carried out for the recall, you could also try contacting Land Rover customer services on:Land Rover: 0370 5000 500 When you call you’ll be asked for your vehicle’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to hand.
What is a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)?
Your Land Rover’s VIN is a unique 17 digit vehicle identification number, that’s given to each car.
You can find your car’s VIN from outside of the vehicle, look at where the windscreen meets the dashboard on the driver’s side, it will be on a small plate about 5cm long. It’s also printed on a sticker with other vehicle information either in the slam panel under the bonnet or on the inside of the driver’s door aperture. If you can’t find it in the car, it’s printed on your MOT Test Certificate, your insurance policy or your vehicle registration document.
How will my car be affected?
According to Land Rover affected vehicle owners may experience minor changes to the ‘overall vehicle experience’. They also said that owners of the petrol engined variants may notice that the engines automatic stop/start function may operate at lower vehicle temperatures.
Additionally, 315 2016 and 2017 Range Rover Evoque models with 20 inch tyres will need new tyres fitted. The new tyres will have a lower rolling resistance to the ones already fitted.
Why are the CO2 Emissions of my Land Rover Important?
CO2 is a greenhouse gas, which affects the atmosphere and acts like a coat to our planet, thus being a root cause of global warming. Therefore, minimising its production is important for everyone.CO2 is generated by your vehicle as a direct result of the operation of your vehicles combustion engine, and the amount of fuel it uses (fuel consumption). Making sure that your Land Rover or Range Rover is running as efficiently as possible is one of the most important things you can do to help the environment, which is why this recall is important.
Even diesel engined vehicle produce CO2 during their combustion process, although in lower amounts. In years gone by the government even used to offer lower car tax bills to owners of diesel engined vehicles to encourage their use.
Why is this important for Land Rover to fix?
Vehicles that produce too much CO2 damage the environment, as such there is EU legislation in place to limit the amount of CO2 a vehicle can produce.
This CO2 limit is set as an average across a manufacturer's range of vehicles, obviously some will be lower than others. The current average limit across the range is 130g/km (130 grams of CO2 per kilometre), however this figure is set to be reduced in 2020 to 95g/km. At that time 95% of vehicle manufacturers will have to be compliant with this legislation. The number of compliant manufacturers will rise further by 2021 when all 100% will have to comply.For those manufacturers that fail to achieve less than 95g/km of CO2 production, a fine of €95 per gram of CO2 produced per KM for every vehicle registered awaits!
Do your bit for the planet and correctly maintain your Land Rover, Range Rover and Freelander. Correctly servicing your vehicle at the right time using only quality parts and oils helps to reduce exhaust emissions and lower CO2 levels. At Safari Engineering, your local Land Rover Specialists, we are committed to doing our bit for the planet by ensuring that all our customers Landies run like new. That's why we wrote this article to remind you about this important Land Rover Recall.
Pop in or give us a call to find out how cost effective proper Land Rover servicing can be.