By G9ija

More than 44,000 Jaguar Land Rover cars are being recalled across the UK over their carbon dioxide emissions.

The car maker announced the enormous recall this week after it was found that at least 10 models had been emitting higher amounts of the gas than certificated. Owners of the vehicles are set to be contacted for repairs.

Some of which will need physical repairs in a dealership, and others will require software updates. The cars affected are all two litre diesel or petrol vehicles.

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A spokesperson for the car maker said: 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.

A spokesperson for DVSA, the government safety body, added: DVSA’s priority is to protect everyone from unsafe drivers and vehicles. ‘This includes vehicles that are damaging our environment.

Where new vehicles sold for use on British roads don’t conform to emissions standards, DVSA will work with other government agencies and manufacturers to ensure the vehicles are fixed as quickly as possible