My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light





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    Default My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Friend (and Member here) just whatsapped me

    His daughter's 2007 Petrol Polo has a warning light "EPC", and the Battery Light also came on now.

    He's in Welkom and doesnt know anyone in CT area that can help.

    Anyone here knows what these lights mean, can she still safely travel to some service centre etc etc??

    THANKS, I 'll also try Google now with the limited mechanical knowledge I have

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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Petri i think the serpentine belt came off. It might be that the water pump also runs from it so it will overheat when she drives.
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Shot thanks FWM, vir hom gestuur.

    Ook gese hy moet Jos Google.
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Guy is Johan Roos from Welkom, Member here , dunno if he has a nickname. Think he's a Member here.
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Hi Petri

    My sons 2009 1.6 did the same and it turned out to be the brake switch. So he had brakes just no lights.

    Not sure if this warning indicator could have more meanings than 1 though so Id exercise caution.
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Girl I know had the same issue with her car. Turned out to be a fuse that was blown. Ask the young lady if she is able to check that, also if her brake lights are working.
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Thanks, passed it on to Johan
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    We had the same on one of our company Polos (we have about 80 of them in our fleet) . Guy drove it after light came on and engine was moer toe.... So be careful driving the vehicle with that error.

    We had to replace the engine.

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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Petri, in what area in Ctn is she. Maybe one of us can assist her, at least go have a look at the car.
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Hi Petri,

    EPC stands for Electronic Power Control. It is normally related to throttle pedal, throttle body, intake system or ABS, Cruise Control issues and normally switched on with another light. It also reference the Engine control unit, ESP system, steering angle sensors etc. So it van be 1 of many things from n pedal issue to put the engine into limp mode. It can also be a engine sensor or even a wheel speed sensor. Best to have it looked it by scanning for fault codes, it will lead you directly to the actual issue.

    Best not to drive, and get it sorted earlier rather than later.

    With battery light being on a quick check could be the vehicle battery which could be bad and causing other issues switching on the EPC light. .

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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Thanks Guys, Johan seems sorted!!
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

    Suspense is killing us... what was wrong?
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    Have now covered 270 000Km on veg oil.
    Oh, and an Isuzu 280DT, 40 000Km on Bio Diesel
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    Default Re: My Friend's Daughter needs Help - 2007 Polo - EPC Light

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