What does "EPC" stand for in a Jetta?


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EPC stands for Electronic Power Control. It is used as a warning indicator on the dashboard of automobiles made by Volkswagen. Illumination of this light indicates that there is a problem detected in the engine.

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When the EPC light is activated, the vehicle’s throttle may also be limited. This is done to prevent any further damage to the engine and will cause the vehicle to drive slower than normal. It is advised to let a dealer repair the situation. The Jetta is a compact sedan manufactured by the German automobile manufacturer, Volkswagen. The name refers both to the Atlantic jet stream as well as the luxury and power of a modern jetliner. It is one of the company’s best-selling models available in the United States, according to Edmonds.com.

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