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I have a 2005 VW Passatt and the EPC light came on in the vehicle any idea as to what this is

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It could be a loose or defective gas cap.

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I have a 2003vw jetta the epc light is on and the will not come out of park nor the stop lights come on,I have already changed the brake switch and still won't work..


EPC light should have nothing to do with the shift interlock,(EPC is traction control) should be a small cap or plug on the console, near the shifter that has the interlock disengage button,usually done with a key,check shift interlock in the owners manual.

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Hi. I have a 2004 vw passat 4motion automatic sedan. last night my epc light came on........i experienced a down shift in power but was still able to drive. This morning i was able to start no problem


I would stop using the car

With VW/Audi there may be shops that work
on them, but you need scan tools specific to
that make

Non of my domestic or asian venders even offer that

So your best bet is a VW Dealer, so they can scan the vehicle
for the problem

When the powertrain features effect the transmission, you can
ruin a trans in ten miles of driving So Don't Use It like that

You can Google EPC which I did, but I can not spend a long
time to learn Euro Technology & the fix, when I don't see those
vehicles

We have a friend that has a VW & last Nov 2013 the car spent
5 weeks at a dealer, they had to contact Germany, as they had no
idea how to program an ABS Module,all because a switch that was on the outside for a decade & replaced by the vehicle owners,
was no inside & your done

In the British Isles & other parts of Europe, they take that in stride
& don't get up set or have the issues we have in North America

Nov 26, 2014 | 2004 Volkswagen Passat

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Epc light on


EPC means Electronic Power Control.

When this light comes on, yopu could have such a sudden power loss.

However, before visiting a workshop for help, do the following basic checks:

No air leak into the intake system.

Ensure that all the electrical socket in the engine management system are well fitted, no loose contacts.

This light can be caused throttle valve malfunction, MAF, brake lights, EVAP , 02 sensor, secondary air pump.

I suggest you visit a competent dealer or independent shop for help. They will scan the EPC and run 'Throttle Body Adaption'. and diagnos the problem. Ask for a garage with a 'Ross Tech VAG-COM' or a ' VW diagnostics scanner.'

See here for a shop near you : http://www.iatn.net/shopfinder/

Jan 12, 2011 | 2005 Volkswagen Phaeton

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Epc on


The EPC light is the Electronic pedal control. The mass air meter, brake switch, the throttle body, the gas pedal, wiring, and the computer all are tied to the EPC light. If you had a EPC or the engine light on then there is a fault. This can cause the computer to enter a limp mode or the improper signal is sent from the accelerator which manifests itself as poor performance. There have been some recalls on this so I would visit your local VW dealer.

Jul 13, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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EPC Light on , VW dies when stopping


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.

Apr 22, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

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2000 new beetle 1.8Ltr Shuts off


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.

Check the engine codes, and replace or repair the faulty sensor (most likely the MAF sensor).

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Feb 08, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

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What is EPC


EPC could be Engine Power Control

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