How to Fix the EPC Light on a VW

Engine malfunction warning light control in car dashboard. 3D rendered illustration. Close up view.

The EPC warning light is one of the many dashboard warning lights you may encounter during your Tysons Corner drives and probably one of the most important. EPC stands for Electric Power Control, and the light indicates a problem with the throttle system or sensors in your vehicle. The problem is likely serious, so it’s extremely important to get it taken care of at our service center as soon as possible. Below we’re going to give you more information on this system so you can be better prepared to get your EPC light VW taken care of.

What is the EPC Light?

First things first. What does the Volkswagen EPC light mean? It could be one problem or a combination of issues. The most important thing to note is that if this light is on, your vehicle more than likely needs immediate repairs. So while you can still drive your VW, we would not suggest driving any farther than your nearest service expert. Here are some of the most common reasons why the EPC light on your Volkswagen vehicle’s dash may have turned on:

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

The issue could also be something as small as an old sensor that needs replacement. Sensors can wear down over time as you do a lot of driving. The EPC light could also indicate that you need to replace parts of your throttle system.

Should You Ever Perform a VW EPC Light Reset?

If you have been following all of the recommendations in the Volkswagen maintenance schedule, you may be tempted to perform a VW EPC light reset at home. However, even if you keep your vehicle well-maintained, problems can still arise. Because of this, you should still have the vehicle looked at by a VW expert.

At our state-of-the-art service center, we have access to the genuine VW parts and specialized equipment our technicians need to immediately diagnose and repair problems in your Volkswagen vehicle. You may also have one of these diagnostic tools at home, but the sensitive repairs required to reset a VW EPC light are best left to a professional. Our team possesses specialized equipment which allows us to immediately diagnose problems in your Volkswagen vehicle!

Trust the Automotive Experts at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles

While learning how to fix the EPC light on a VW can be a challenge, it is one of the many tasks that our technicians can do quite well. When you bring your vehicle in for service, we strive to get you back on the Springfield and Alexandria roads as soon as possible. Contact us today if you have any questions!

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