How to Fix the EPC Light on a VW

Engine Lights

Modern Volkswagen vehicles feature a number of dashboard warning lights, including the EPC warning light. What is the EPC light? EPC stands for Electric Power Control, and the light indicates a problem with the throttle system or sensors in your vehicle. If this light is illuminated, you may be wondering how to perform a VW EPC light reset. While this is an easy task, keep in mind that the problem is likely serious! It is important that you have your vehicle looked at by a professional before performing a VW EPC light reset.


What is the EPC Light?

What is the EPC light and what does it mean when it pops up on your dashboard? While you are still able to drive your car for a short period of time on Albuquerque, NM roads, you should only drive as far as you have to to reach a service center

The VW EPC warning light can indicate any of the following:

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

You may be able to fix the issue by simply switching out an old sensor. These degrade naturally over time. However, the VW EPC light could be letting you know that it’s time to replace parts of your throttle system. 

Should You Perform a VW EPC Light Reset?

While it is possible to perform a VW EPC light reset at home, it is not recommended. It is important that you have your vehicle serviced by a mechanic that knows the Volkswagen lineup inside and out. 

Our team possesses specialized equipment which allows us to immediately diagnose problems in your Volkswagen vehicle so you can get back on the roads of Van Horn safely and as soon as possible. 

Learn More About Your VW EPC Light at Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso

If your vehicle is in need of service, set up an appointment at Rudolph Volkswagen of El Paso at your earliest convenience. We want to ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly for many years to come. Contact us today for more information on your VW EPC light. 

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