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The EPC light came on while I was driving down the highway (60 miles per hour) in my 2002 Jetta. Then, after I stopped and put gas in the car, it almost did not start.

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2009

    Same happened to me. I was driving along, then all of a sudden the EPC light comes on. I pulled over, got my manuel out to see what it was. I put the car in park. Bad move. Was stranded for nearly 3 hours. I could not put the car into gear. Called local VW service, told them the symptoms and gave him the VIN. Come to find out, it's part of the N4 recall. Break switch! I will take in to dealer on Friday. Will post back.

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Go to autozone the brake light switch is maybe $10 and easy to install yourself looks like a plug and is usually located under the brake pedal look brake light switch up on google and should find install instructions thats what i did and saved $100+

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