Last post on Apr 01, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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Volkswagen Rabbit, Engine, Hatchback
#41 of 50 Re: epc light [steven39]
Jul 11, 2007 (6:50 am)
i have noticed some smoke comeing from under the hood every now and then.
this is a total joke right? no epc DOES NOT stand for 'everything perfectly correct', but that did make me laugh!
READ your owners manual! that light should flicker on when you turn the car on, but should go out after a few seconds! take your car to the dealer or a mechanic asap!
Jul 11, 2007 (10:15 am)
relax daino,just a little humor to enlighten your day.
#43 of 50 Re: epc light [steven39]
Jul 12, 2007 (8:13 am)
OH thank GOD! you really had me worried for a minute!
Now i don't feel bad admiting that i did start laughing out loud when i read the 'everything perfectly normal' part of it. Genius! thanks man!
#44 of 50 moaning noise
Aug 01, 2007 (3:50 pm)
i have a 2007 2dr rabbit w/4100 miles. around 3100 miles it started a moaning type noise which appears to come from the rear. it only occurs when the car has warmed up.
it will do it while moving and when standing still if i rev it up.
#45 of 50 Re: moaning noise [ground]
Aug 02, 2007 (7:30 am)
get it checked out. there is a common click noise that happens but its no biggie, but a moan is different. go to the dealer.
#47 of 50 Clunking (engine engage/disengage) when toggling the gas pedal
Aug 21, 2007 (5:40 am)
I've been noticing a clunking sound on my 2007 Rabbit when I start from a stop or toggle the gas pedal on/off. It almost seems like there is a hesitation in engaging/disengaging the engine when you take your foot on/off the pedal. The sound is more noticable when the a/c is on.
I made a service appointment for later this week, but would certainly appreciate some advice before showing up for the appointment. Has anyone experienced this?
Aug 22, 2007 (4:31 pm)
I feel like an idiot but the salesman at the dealership explain to me what the EPC is for or what it stands for. I assume its something with traction control? Some enlightenment on the subject would help.
#49 of 50 Re: Noises??? [eldaino]
Sep 28, 2007 (10:19 am)
can you post the web address to this download for the ticking noise thats on vw vortex? and is there one for the stereo?
#50 of 50 Re: Don't keep this problem to yourself! [jbrandle]
Apr 01, 2012 (9:32 pm)
My 08 VW Rabbit just stalled at a stoplight today - meaning my car was in D, my foot was on the brake and the car just shut off out of nowhere. I tried to turn my car back on 3X. Nothing. A neighbor jumped my car, and I went home. Not sure what the deal is. Battery connection problem? Alternator? I will be going to get a system diagnostics done tomorrow. Seems to be unusual for just being a battery needing replacing...
A similar, but more dangerous occurrence happened last Fall, where I was slowly creeping to a stop sign (car in D, foot touching brake pedal) when all power was lost. I had no control over the brake, so I used the emergency brake to get my car to a complete stop. I put the car in N and pushed it aside after several attempts to start the car failed. After I allowed the car to sit for around 30minutes or so without heat or radio, it turned back on as if nothing unusual just occurred. Very very scary. The dealer also thought I was nuts.
Please get the word out that something is clearly not right here.