THE LETTERS EPC CAME ONTO THE SPEED ODOMETER AND...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2005 Volkswagen Beetle
  • 92,000 miles

The letters epc came onto the speed odometer and the car literally just stopped. When I accelerated it just went so slow then stopped all together. I then turned it of waited a couple minutes and turned back on it did the same thing. What should Ido?

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 AT 5:07 AM

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  • Tiny
  • exovcds
  • Member

EPC = Electronic Power Control (Electronic Pedal Control)

There is a fault in the Throttle Control System that is preventing the throttle from working.

Possible faults: - Accelerator Pedal Module
- Throttle Module
- Wiring / Connector
- Brake Pedal (Light) Switch

You'll need to have the car scanned for fault codes that might help in diagnosis.

Thomas

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 AT 6:38 AM
  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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This is one for the dealer. You don't want to dig into any throttle-by-wire system yourself. Doing so can make you a party to any future lawsuit. This is the same system that put Toyota in the news.

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Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 AT 6:39 AM

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