epc light on 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

A few days ago my epc light came on and it started running real sluggish (but I'm still able to drive it) I parked it overnight and the next day the light went off and it was driving fine..until later that day when the epc light came back on again...and so this is happening regularly now. Whats the deal?

by in Alpharetta, GA on April 01, 2009
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , April 02, 2009
The most common cause is the brake light switch. I believe there was a recall, check with Volkswagen Customer Care , 1-800-822-8987 to find out. However you should have the vehicle scanned to verify any fault codes. Issues with the throttle body , wiring or Mass Air Flow sensor can all cause EPC faults.
COMMENT by , October 28, 2010
2003 vw beetles and most beetles seem to be more trouble than they are worth...I drive one and I've had problems left and right, not including that every year there seems to be a new recalled part on the car. My EPC light turns on and off regularly, my drop top never seems to work properly, I use the electronics in my car and my headlights dim, its just not right. Plus finding an honest VW dealer/ repair shop that wont take you for all your money is hard to come by considering I was swindled out of 800 dollars!! If I could afford it i would just get rid of the damn car and get a 100% American made vehicle that wont cost me 600 dollars for a hub cap!
ANSWER by , January 05, 2011
It may sound silly but try buying a new gas cap and make sure you turn it an extra 1/4 turn.