The vehicle maker will contact owners to arrange repairs, a JLR spokeswoman said.
The timing of this recall will be even more embarrassing than the average recall for Jaguar Land Rover, which only last week was proudly touting the environmental credentials of its 2.0-litre diesel engine.
Some of the models will need physical repairs in a dealership, while some will need software updates, the spokeswoman said.
The country's biggest auto manufacturer said the vehicles are emitting more of the greenhouse gas than expected.
It notified JLR, which in turn informed the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), which deals with recalls in the UK. The company will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for free-of-charge repairs. In turn, the auto maker reported the issued to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, which handles recalls, and an alert was issued via the European Commission's rapid alert system.
These include Land Rover's Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Evoque and Velar models, as well as examples of Jaguar's E-Pace, F-Pace, F-Type, XE and XF. The most exciting version of JLR's 2.0-litre range produces 300hp in the F-Type P300 - although we're yet to learn whether that specific variant is included in the recall.
The EU recall note says that the vehicles affected "may emit excessive levels of Carbon dioxide and may not conform with the certified condition".
European manufacturers are under pressure to reduce the average emissions of their new cars from 118.5g of Carbon dioxide per kilometre to less than 95g by 2021.
The emissions recall comes at a hard time for the company. It's too early to say, but we certainly wouldn't mind seeing the tenth-generation XJ with a similar appearance and a high-tech interior inherited from recent JLR products. Its CEO, Ralf Speth, has repeatedly warned the United Kingdom government against a "bad Brexit deal", which could cost the company billions per year.