What is the EPC Warning Light on my Volkswagen Dashboard?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Service, Tips & Tricks on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 at 11:21 am
EPC Warning Light

How to Fix the EPC Light on a Volkswagen Vehicle 

On your dashboard, you can find a bunch of warning lights that will light up to alert you about certain parts of your vehicle’s functions. These could be as simple as not putting on your seatbelt, or as serious as a problem with your brakes. But how do you know? Do you recognize what every warning light really means? Even if you recognize the symbol, do you know what to do about it? On Volkswagen vehicles you’ll find the EPC warning light. When the EPC icon lights up on your dashboard, what should you do?

What Does EPC Mean? 

EPC stands for Electronic Power Control. If it appears on your dashboard, most often in a yellow light, don’t panic. The EPC light indicates a possible malfunction with your engine processes. This warning can be initiated by a variety of factors, benign and serious, so it should be checked out immediately. While the EPC warning might be nothing, it’s important to bring your Volkswagen vehicle in for service to make sure you won’t have any major problems.

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Reasons the EPC Light is On? 

A potential minor issue that could cause your EPC light to turn on is a faulty engine sensor. Engine sensors can malfunction or deteriorate to the point that some of their readings are not to be trusted. This is why the Check Engine light can sometimes be a non-issue. Try having your engine sensor replaced to see if the EPC light shuts off. Additional parts that can cause an activation of the EPC light are the brake light switch, air flow sensor, and throttle body among others. Consult your auto mechanic about more options and solutions. 

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Keep Your Car Running 

While what we’ve listed are potential reasons for the EPC activation, that does not mean other reasons don’t exist. The best solution for this problem, whether minor or major, is to take your Volkswagen vehicle in for maintenance. You can start by calling us here at J. Bertolet Volkswagen where we can schedule you an appointment with our service technicians. They’ll give you an assessment and a great price on any fixes your Volkswagen might need. 

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