Question about 2001 Volkswagen Golf
The epc light comes on mostly when i start the car, about 1 out of every 10 starts
this started about 1 month ago
when it happens, the engine requires about 10 seconds of cranking to kick in; the epc light then remains on until the engine is turned off
i do not notice any performance impact while driving; same acceleration; no apparent mpg hit
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Electronic Power Control is what epc means. this could mean a brake light or a bad brake light switch check your lights. If that is fine you must have it check out by a tech
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
I had this same problem on my 2001 Beetle. The EPC light refers to the Electronic Pedal Control that disengages the shift lock when you depress the brake. On the beetle there was a recall on this part for replacement and it is recommended that you take it to a dealer for free replacement. If you cannot get to a dealer, the part is about $10 - $20 at pep boys (or any other parts store).
The trick to getting the EPC to engage correctly if you cannot get the car going is to go under the drivers side in front the brake pedal arm where the sensor is located (this is a plastic or metal plunger that the pedal rests against and is easy to spot) and depress the brake with one hand and the sensor with the other and release quickly. It may take a few times, but this should disengage the EPC lock. You should hear an audible "thunk" which will indicate that it worked.
Posted on May 14, 2009
i had the same problem... Change the spark plugs and the ignition coils, All of them... It usually accelerates without giving it gas.. Don't worry about that...
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
SOURCE: epc light is on
Needs to be put on a scan tool, It sounds like a vaccum leak giving an eronic reading on the mass air flow sensor or a problem with your valve body to the transmission, may need cleaning or replaced..
Posted on Dec 29, 2009
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