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I have a 2009 VW GTI and for the the past few days, the EPC

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I have a 2009 VW GTI and for the the past few days, the EPC warning light comes on and the car looses power and eventually stalls with "engine Fault Workshop" If i let it sit for a few minutes and start the engine, it drives normal but same issue happens hours later. Any thoughts on what the issue is? Thank You.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 12 months ago.

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Bill was a scan test performed to see what fault codes are stored?

any recent accidents?

any recent repairs before this issue you have now?


Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have not brought to a mechanic yet. No scan test performed.
No accidents.
No recent repairs. Car had been running great until now.
Expert:  Wolfgang replied 12 months ago.

there can be many things for that lights to come on so a scan test will be needed to narrow down the issue. i hate to give you possibilities and with no avail its not the root cause of the issue at hand!