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    Thread: ** EPC ** Car problem please help

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      04-28-2012 05:17 PM #1
      I got a 2002 B5 and recently I got a problem on the dashboard.. it says EPC and sometimes all of a sudden the car turns off and it takes long to start back on..
      Does anyone knows what it is?
      Should i stop driving it or what help ..

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      04-28-2012 07:43 PM #2
      It's not particularly safe to drive a car where the engine is randomly shutting off. EPC is Engine Power Control; it means the ECU, the throttle body, accelerator pedal, and other components that control, well, how much power the engine puts out.

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      04-29-2012 04:38 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by scotts13 View Post
      It's not particularly safe to drive a car where the engine is randomly shutting off. EPC is Engine Power Control; it means the ECU, the throttle body, accelerator pedal, and other components that control, well, how much power the engine puts out.
      oh ok thanks a friend checked it out and told me there's nothing wrong with the car itself is this one sensor i gotta change

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