What does it mean if the EPC warning light comes on in a Volkswagen?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 8:00 pm
EPC warning light

How to Fix EPC Light on a Volkswagen

The EPC warning light, also known as the Electronic Power Control warning light, is a vehicle warning indicator that indicates a problem with your Volkswagen’s throttle system, such as with the throttle pedal, throttle body, traction control, or cruise control. However, the EPC light can indicate other problems with your Volkswagen, as well. Continue reading for how to fix the EPC light on a Volkswagen.

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EPC Car Warning Light

When the EPC light comes on in your Volkswagen, it’s a signal that the vehicle needs to be repaired immediately. Your Volkswagen should have enough power to drive to a car dealership or repair shop, but it should not be driven anywhere else. Your vehicle’s throttle may be limited in power as a built-in mechanism to protect the engine. If your Volkswagen is equipped with an ESP (Electronic Stability Program) program, it will display its own ESP light and automatically turn the Volkswagen off when it senses an issue with the throttle system.

How to Fix EPC Light on a VW

The EPC warning light can indicate a variety of problems with your vehicle, some of which can be extremely harmful to your engine. It’s important to get your Volkswagen into a repair shop as soon as possible if it’s displaying the EPC light. Once the EPC light issue is addressed, both the EPC and ESP lights will turn off and your Volkswagen will be driveable again.

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