2002 Volkswagen Beetle Q&A
2002 Volkswagen Beetle Question: EPC AND ENGINE LIGHTS ARE ON AND CAR LOSES POWER.
This is the second time it happens, the EPC light comes on and then the car loses power. The car has a manual transmission. The first time it happens it lasted for a day and then it went away on it's own, both lights were gone the next day, but now it's been a week and both lights are still on. What is the EPC light anyway? PLEASE HELP!!! - juanfervw
The EPC light is the Electronic Power Control which is basically a computer that controls your Throttle ( you car has a 'drive by wire' system ). the Check Engine Light will come on when any part of your Emissions Control System ( including your EPC ) has a fault condition see http://repairpal.com/check-engine-light You need to have your car's computer system scanned. I am very glad that your VW is running properly again. After Market radios are very harmful to the network system on VWs. I do Smog Diagnosis and repair in CA and often times, when there is an after market radio in a VW, it will set off many warning lights, because there is a very specialized method of connecting a radio in VW. Your car has its own little Internet of Computers that need to talk to each other in very sensitive and precise ways. As far the low oil level goes, this is also a very, very critical factor for any car. Most modern VWs have more than one oil sensing device to monitor the oil level and ventilation flow. If there isn't the proper level or flow, the car will trigger several lights to warn the driver that something is wrong and may even limit the power. 1990's Chevy Camaros would shut off the engine, entirely, when the oil got below a certain level, no matter where you were driving. I am happy to hear that your VW is OK. It also sounds like you found a skilled and ethical VW tech. I would bring your car to this person at least twice a year to have your car checked over for service needs. Best of Luck! - dandd
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