Hi- I have a 2001 vw beetle. Right after I had it inspected (NJ) the epc light comes on and the check engine light too and loses power once in awhile (which I have to turned it off and on again and would be fine for a couple of miles and loses power again) I've read a lot about it, and most of the people said its the throttle body, so I had it replaced (2nd hand oem throttle body) it was actually fine after 300miles on it, the light is on again. Grrrrr!!!! I also know that there was a recall for this beetle about the brake light switch, so I went to the VW dealership, and they replaced it for free. But as I expected, I think my beetle is in the worst condition now. Both lights are still on. And I can't use it anymore. My mechanic said they had to check the computer of the car and it will take time and money. And the sad part was my mechanic can't give me an estimate on how much I would be paying. So I am desperate to have my beetle fix. Hope someone can help me. Thanks!
EPC light and check engine light ON and loses power (2001 VW Beetle) on 2001 Volkswagen Beetle
by NJgurl in Jersey City, NJ on July 12, 2010
ANSWER by Diagnostor on March 06, 2013
The solution to the EPC problem can be found on http://volkswagen-polo-highline.blogspot.com
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...
happened twice about 60 miles between occurance