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My 2012 VW CC ran low on gas and started running terrible. I

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my 2012 VW CC ran low on gas and started running terrible. I made it to the pump before it completely ran out of gas. It is not wanting to shift gears and has very little power. The EPC light and Check Engine Light are lit.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: It's a 2012 original transmission. No, I don't know where the brake switch is.
JA: Are you fixing your CC yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: It just happened yesterday. I haven't tried anything yet.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  Kevin replied 6 months ago.

Hi im kevin has car been shut off ? Is problem still there on restart

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
it's been shut off 4 or 5 times. I put some Lucas fuel injector cleaner and filled up with premium gas (I always use premium). Problem is still present after driving about 5 miles since adding Lucas and gas. Also, something I thought might be of interest is that the calculated "range" after gassing up is like 850 miles and instantaneous "consumption" is ridiculously high, as is the "average trip consumption" is like 46mpg. It's normally like 30.0mpg.
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After the fillup and restart of the vehicle is both epc and check engine light is on still or just one light?

please let me know!!

thanks