What Does The VW EPC Warning Light Mean?

Asked by Aug 03, 2015 at 11:30 PM about the 2009 Volkswagen Tiguan SE AWD 4Motion

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EPC stands for Electronic Power Control and it signals that the car needs to be repaired immediately. It should be fine and have enough power in order to drive to a dealer or car repair shop, but it should not be driven anywhere else. The vehicle's throttle might also be limited in power as a built-in mechanism to help protect the engine. This should be taken into consideration when driving. Some Volkswagens have ESP in the car system. ESP is an Electronic Stability Program and it works by automatically turning the car off when it senses this problem. It will then flash its own indicator light in order to indicate the "off" condition of the car. Once the EPC light and problem is addressed within the car, the EPC and ESP lights will go off and the car will be drivable once again.

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so once the car is off how soon can I drive it again

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