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Y wife called and said that she got three letters appearing

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y wife called and said that she got three letters appearing on her RPM dial. I think the letters were EPC. She said that she lost power and was able to limp to the garage at her work. Sounds serious. Is she going to create problems by trying to drive home at 35 mph about 8 miles?
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: I don't know
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have done nothing. She phoned me en route to work to alert me to the problem. She arrived late, I think because of her loss of power. She said that her car did not seem to respond to the accelerator when she depressed it to speed up.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: that's all I know.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

Hi Im David thanks for visiting the site. allow me a few moments to look up that information for you. thanks. what model of vw?

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

the epc light is caused by so many things. a lot of times the simple fact of restarting the car will make that light go away long enough to get home. but it definitely needs addressed.

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

just checking in to see how its going