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2001 volkswagon passat ..the epc light randomly came on .. i

The whole time the car was driving fine.. no problems what so ever. i pulled up at a gas station pumped gas and when i started my car again the epc light came on and i noticed higher accelaration then normal :|.. i read the solution at the bottom which seems sensible but it would be great if you could tell me bout to increase in speed ?

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  • samiraben31 Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem on my passat 03 , the EPC on and the check engine on to.The car start fine but withing ten mn drivingit.Its shuts off,afterward I have hard time tourning the car on.

    please let me know about this if you have experienced this problem . thanks.

  • Scott May 11, 2010

    whats the epc light stand for?

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Electronic Power Control is what epc means. this could mean a brake light or a bad brake light switch check your lights. If that is fine you must have it check out by a tech

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