Question about 2001 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

EPC Light on , VW dies when stopping

The EPC light came on in our vw golf 2001. It now takes three or more tries to start the vehicle. When driving after stopping at a light or stop sign the car dies and the battery light, epc light and check engine light all are lit. We have had problems in the past with it not starting in the rain either. My husband has changed the speed sensor, fuel filter, spark plugs and wires, and has checked that all fuses are operational. Please help!

Posted by on

  • mwheat709 May 17, 2009

    I also have a 2001 Golf, which is also dyeing at stops, or shift changes from drive to reverse. The EPC, Check Engine and battery symbols all light up. I have had terminals replaced last year, for similar problems, but they are back. I have not taken it in yet, as I am hoping to learn what the problem is before being told it is somehthing else only to have the problems return.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    what is the trouble code for the light?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Tell him to clean the electrical connector at the throttle body with 90% rubbing alcohol. He may want to use a nylon brush on the contact pins while cleaning. I'm pretty sure the car needs a throttle adaptation performed also. Find a shop with a Vag Com scanner, they can do it for you.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Vw passat epc light on


the belt slips, and the engine goes into limp mode, and the epc light will come on- to protect itslef until its fixed. Once its fixed...you may have to decode her up to 9 times to get it to start...I did. Ive done 5 timing belt changes on these blasted cars and every time it slips a tooth and the engine cuts itself off with epc, i have to decode it at least 8 times. good luck. and to the idiot who said gas cap..get a life .

Mar 31, 2012 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

2002 1.6L GOLF, EPC LIGHT ON, POWER LOSS An EPC light will appear on the dash randomly whilst driving at a casual pace. Once it is on there is a noticeable loss in power and it stays this way until the...


It sounds as if your vehicle may have severe water damage to the engine. The engine sensors on the golf are suseptable to water damage and can result in epc light that you are seeing on your dash, or so i was told by VW. I replaced all the sensors, alternator and the computer on my original engine, but this action didnt fix the problem. So i bit the bullet and replaced the engine, and haven't had a problem since. If you do the labor yourself it can be done as cheap as $4000. I hope this helps mate.

good luck

May 03, 2011 | 2002 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Ihave a 2001 vw golf 2.0l, the EPC light has come on. I,ve connected a fault code reader and it,s come up with code 16955 does anyone know the problem please.


Code points to "Cruise/Brake Switch (A) Circ Malfunction" which means the switch or connections might be bad. Most VW's of this era had a recall on brake switch, check with dealer to see if your car had it replaced. Stop lights might be out, cruise not working. Replace switch if any of these conditions present.

Feb 18, 2011 | 2004 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

ETC light is on, engine has problems starting.


The EPC (Electronic Pedal Control) is the "fly by wire" system that controls the throttle, it took the place of the cable that went from the gas pedal to the throttle body on VW. If this light is on and there is also a P0102, MAF (Mass Air Flow) related code stored in the vehicle's computer, the EPC may be caused indirectly from a faulty MAF. If the EPC is on and there is no other codes stored, it could be a faulty electronic throttle body or need to be re-programmed. The vehicle's computer must recognoze the throttle body so when replacing it with new or used it will need to be programmed at the dealer. Recently I replaced a MAF (a common problem on VW's) on a VW Golf and when I cleared the code the EPC went off as well.

Nov 13, 2010 | 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

1 Answer

My car just stopped while driving it, all the lights came on , but the EPC light stayed on, rescue man couldnt find what the problem was, he seemed to think it was fuel not getting through????? vw POLOL...


EPC stands for Electronic Pedal Control. The vehicle may have detected a fault in the drive by wire system and shut the vehicle down. You will need a scantool, not a code reader, capable of communicating with your Volkswagen. Once you know what codes are present you'll have a lot better idea of what is going on.

Oct 03, 2010 | 2006 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

2002 VW Polo - EPC Light and Loss of Power


Hi,
It is a wiring fault, but they are looking on the wrong end. You will need to have a VW dealer "repin" the electrical connector at the throttle body. What this means is, the dealer will take apart the connector, cut off the old pins and crimp on new ones and reassemble the connector. This is a common problem on drive by wire VW's. The dealer has a bulletin on the problem and I don't know why they missed it. They will probably have to order the connector kit however. Good luck!

Feb 06, 2010 | 2002 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Driving down interstate with car running fine. Then in my 2003 VW Golf the EPC light began flashing and I lost power. What do I need to look for?


the epc light is telling you that you have a feuling problem, get a mechanic to run a diagnostic scan to find the suorce, it should be only something small because the only dangerous light to look for is the oil light

Nov 07, 2009 | 2003 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Epc light on dash and brake lights not working


I doubt it's the fuse. A very common problem is the brake switch on your brake pedal goes bad. This causes the EPC light and no brake lights. This switch was recalled by VW in 2007. Here is the story from USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2007-02-26-volkswagen-recall_x.htm
Your VW dealer will replace this switch free...

Jul 18, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

2 Answers

EPC light went on due to a brake light switch.


you have to have the reader (pc )to hook it up to your car compouter and erase the codes

Jun 12, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

1 Answer

Epc light on dash of 03 VW Golf lighting


It could be a loose or defective gas cap.

May 18, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Volkswagen Golf Logo

1,136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8152 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...