Q: My EPC and battery light is on in my 2012 Volkswagen Jetta and it will not start.

asked by on January 05, 2017

Epc battery light is on my Volkswagen Jetta 2012 turn over but won't start

My car has 10000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. This can be caused by a number of reasons. The EPC light will come on when the computer detects a problem within the power train system. This can be as easy as a bad sensor or a more complicated electrical issue. Retrieving any codes from the computer would be the first place to start to determine what the issue is. If there are no codes then further testing of the sensors would need to be done. You should have this testing done by a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, that can come to you to [diagnose why the vehicle will not start] https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-is-not-starting-inspection

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

no crank no start

Check to be sure your immobilizer system (security) has not activated. If your fuel pump does not momentarily prime at key on and the starter circuit is dead as well, there is an electrical problem, possibly with the ignition switch,...

My 03 blazer was driving fine and all of a sudden it sputters then quits and has not started since. The fuel pump hums....?

Hi there. To start a vehicle, the electrical system, composed of the battery and starter, turns the engine over. Once running, the engine requires a constant flow of gasoline and good spark to keep that fuel igniting. If gasoline is...

No crank, No start even with a new battery.

Hi there. Check the wire from the neutral safety switch to the starter solenoid and see if there is a loose terminal or if there is a break in the wire. A loose wire or broken wire will cause a...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
It It might look just like the regular Passat, but the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI is the kind of practical sedan that even the most hardcore car enthusiasts can get excited about. Why? While it looks like a mid-size family...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chrysler 200
In In 2011, Chrysler completely overhauled, updated, and remodeled their entire line, including the introduction of the new Chrysler 200. This reimagining of the old, boring Dodge Sebring sedan was already an exciting move for Chrysler, and the 2012 Chrysler...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Cute Cute pretty much sums up the 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV. It’s a super compact electric car capable of driving for quite some distance on battery power alone. However, the lack of a gasoline engine means that you might not want...