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Driving to work this morning, my car with 10K miles on it, did a little hicup and the epc light came on. What do I do?

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Get the system tested for trouble codes at the VW dealer, without the trouble code it is hard to say what may have gone wrong, there are about 200 problems that turn that light on.

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