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My epc light keeps coming on and then one day when I was driving a big red light came on that said stop

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  • cdrjandrade Aug 18, 2008

    i have a 2002 volkswagen beetle. and the epc light went on just today for the first time. the car stop completly from being on..i was at a stop and it just went off.. i need help anyone?

  • 13smir Sep 03, 2008

    My 2004 Passat is having the same problem. When I am idling, it just dies, or the EPC light comes on and then it drives fine...until I slow down in traffic or come to a stop, at which point it dies again. I've had the battey light flash once before, and the engine light came on for a moment one day, but the next day, nothing lights up.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    Its so weird. Then if you shut the car off for a few minutes and start it back up everything is normal.

  • fconway74 May 11, 2010

    I think that I am having the same problem don't know if its the starter or a sensor. Could you tell me which sensor did you have replaced? Thank You

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I have a 2002 Passat, 1.8L Turbo. I had a problem where my EPC light kept coming on, and I would have a lot of trouble starting my car in hot weather. The EPC light stands for Electronic Pedal Control. When you press on the gas/brake, the pedal doesn't pull a wire like in the past, it's all done by computers. The sensor is saying that somewhere along the path from the pedal, to the brake that something is acting up.

I took my car into the VW dealer nearby and they said the sensor was going bad, and that's why the light was coming on. They informed me that once the sensor went bad, my car would stall, and likely not start again until replaced. I decided to have it replaced (about $250), and I haven't had a problem since.

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