How to Fix the EPC Light on a VW

Volkswagen EPC Light

The EPC warning light is one of several important dashboard warning lights that can be found on modern Volkswagen vehicles. EPC stands for Electric Power Control, and the light indicates a problem with the throttle system or sensors in your vehicle. How do you fix the EPC light on a VW? Let us handle it, as the problem is likely serious! Bring your car into the local Volkswagen service center near East St. Louis for a quick diagnostic test.

What to Do When Your VW Jetta EPC Light Comes On

While taking care of your TPMS light or visiting the gas station when your fuel light comes on are simple fixes you can do, that’s not the case for your VW Jetta’s EPC light. Whether there’s a problem with the throttle or with the sensors that monitor it, that’s not something most drivers should try to fix on their own. If your VW Jetta EPC light comes on, your first stop should be a service center.

What Is the EPC Light?

What does the VW EPC light mean when it shows up on your dashboard? The most important thing to note is that your vehicle probably needs immediate repairs. You can still drive, but you should only drive as far as you have to in order to find a service expert.

Here are the most common problems which cause a Volkswagen EPC warning light to turn on:

  • Throttle pedal or throttle body issues
  • Cruise control trouble
  • Engine speed sensor error
  • Mass air flow sensor error
  • Issues with your brake light switch

In some cases, the solution might be as simple as switching out the old sensor. These degrade naturally over time, as you drive around Caseyville and Edwardsville. In other cases, you might need to replace parts of your throttle system. Repairs for these parts aren’t always cheap, so you’ll definitely want to check out our VW parts specials before you visit.

Should You Ever Perform a VW EPC Light Reset?

If you’ve been keeping up with your Volkswagen maintenance schedule, we know how frustrating it can be when one of your dashboard warning lights comes on. Although it can be tempting to try and perform a VW EPC light reset at home, the truth is that you need to schedule service or visit an expert as soon as possible.

Our team possesses specialized equipment which allows us to immediately diagnose problems in your Volkswagen vehicle. Although it’s possible to pick up a similar tool at your local Volkswagen parts department, the sensitive repairs required to reset a VW EPC light should still be trusted to trained technicians.

Let Auffenberg Volkswagen Put You Back on the Road!

Learning how to fix a VW EPC light at home is far from easy, but when you trust the experts at our O'Fallon service center, we’ll get you in and out before your day goes to waste! Schedule service today to solve the issue with your VW EPC warning light and get your life back on track.

Interested in learning more about DIY VW car care? Find out why a car overheats or why yours is leaking water!

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