How Do I Turn Off the EPC Light on My Volkswagen?

October 30th, 2018 by

Car dashboard with warning lights on

Vehicle warning lights are scary and not something you typically want to ignore. If your Volkswagen Jetta EPC light has suddenly come on, it’s critical that you know what it means and needs to happen before your Ubandale commute goes sideways. Learn how to get your EPC Warning Light fixed at our Des Moines VW service center.

EPC Warning Light Volkswagen

What is the EPC Warning Light on Your Volkswagen?

Your EPC warning light, also known as the Electronic Power Control warning light, is an indicator pointing to issues with your Volkswagen’s throttle system. This could mean that the throttle pedal, throttle body, traction control, or cruise control unit need attention. In some circumstances however that EPC light can also indicate other problems with your Volkswagen vehicle that make risking West Des Moines traffic impossible.

 

The Importance of Fixing the EPC Light

Many modern Volkswagen vehicles are equipped with an electronic stability program (ESP) which is directly related to the electronic power control unit. If the vehicle senses problems with the EPC system, it could automatically turn off the Volkswagen preventing you from driving it anywhere at all. If your EPC light comes on while you’re driving it, it is essential to get to a qualified Ankeny area service center immediately to prevent that from happening.

Can You Fix the Light Yourself?

While a skilled mechanic with the right equipment could puzzle out which of the vehicle’s many throttle systems are being affected by the EPC lights, in general, it will require a team of experts and the appropriate diagnostic equipment to find the culprit and make repairs.

Not only can skillful service technicians find the problem faster, getting you back on the road to Ames sooner, but you’ll also know the repairs are done properly the first time, so you can continue to drive with confidence.

Schedule Expert Service at Lithia Volkswagen of Des Moines

If you are experiencing issues with your Volkswagen’s EPC lights or have any other concerns about the vehicle’s engine or exterior, the certified service professionals at Volkswagen of Des Moines are here to help. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule service for your Volkswagen vehicle and rest assured you’re in good hands.


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