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EPC and check engine light came on, at the same time the car

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EPC and check engine light came on, at the same time the car lurched a little and now I can't go above 20mph
JA: Does the light stay on solid or does it flicker? Any noticeable performance problems lately?
Customer: Its solid, not before this happened
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2009 Jetta S, 2.5
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just occurred this morning, haven't tried anything yet, trying to determine what it means.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: not at this time.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 3 months ago.

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With the epc light on it is a major thing . that is why the throttle is reduced . Was a scan test performed to see what faults are stored?


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