What is the EPC Light on a Volkswagen?

September 20th, 2017 by

Your Volkswagen dashboard warning light system was designed to notify you of any vehicle problems that could require you to head to your nearest Volkswagen service center. While not all of the warning lights mean bad news, some of them do and knowing which is which is important in properly servicing your vehicle. One of the warning lights you might see on your VW dashboard is the EPC light. The EPC light stands for Electronic Power Control and could indicate a minor or serious engine malfunction. Can you still drive if the EPC dashboard warning light comes on or do you have to pull over? Keep reading to find out.

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Can I Drive if the EPC Dashboard Warning Light Comes On?
mechanic working on en engineYes, in most cases your car should be ok to drive for a short time after the EPC warning light comes on. However, you should only drive it as far as the nearest Volkswagen service center because it is possible the problem could be serious. The reasons for the EPC light coming on are numerous, but here is a short list of possible causes:

Engine Speed Sensor Malfunction
Mass Air Flow Sensor Malfunction
Brake Light Switch Malfunction
Problem with the Throttle System
Problem with the Cruise Control
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This is not an exhaustive list of all of the problems that are associated with the EPC light and it should be used for informational purposes only. A licensed mechanic can give you specific information about what is causing your dashboard warning light to come on.

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