Archive for December, 2015

Does the Volkswagen Beetle Still Come With a Flower Vase?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
Does the Volkswagen Beetle Come With Flowers

Does the Volkswagen Beetle Come With Flowers

It may be 2015, but the Beetle has been the standard model for free-spirited and fun driving for decades and decades. It’s seen many changes over time, and those who reminisce about the Beetle of the past may ask, does the Volkswagen Beetle come with flowers?


A Volkswagen Panoramic Sunroof Provides the Benefit of Sunlight and Fresh Air to Both Drivers and Back-Seat Passengers

Monday, December 28th, 2015
Benefits of a Panoramic Sunroof

Benefits of a Panoramic Sunroof

You may hear a number of terms to refer to that window on the roof of your vehicle, such as a “moonroof,” “sunroof” or “panoramic sunroof.”  These devices can provide you with an unparalleled level of comfort and driving enjoyment, but what’s the difference between a regular sunroof and a panoramic sunroof. We’ll show you why the benefits of a panoramic sunroof are well worth it when choosing your next vehicle.


Welcome 2016 With These 2015 New Year’s Eve Events and Activities in Santa Monica CA

Friday, December 18th, 2015
Things to Do for New Year's Eve 2015 Santa Monica CA

Things to Do for New Year’s Eve 2015 Santa Monica CA

As 2015 winds down to a close, you can’t simply let it pass away to welcome a new year without a little celebration. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of things to do for New Year’s Eve 2015 in Santa Monica CA that are sure to make your evening special. Take a look at the events and activities below, and don’t forget to share your own ideas in the comments section.


Work With a VW Service Technician to Diagnose EPC Dashboard Warning Light

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
What Is the VW EPC Warning Light

Work With a VW Service Technician to Diagnose EPC Dashboard Warning Light

The EPC warning light indicates a problem with the electronic power control (EPC) systems onboard the Volkswagen. These problems are critical as these systems power important systems such as stability control, cruise control, and other engine management functions.

You’ll likely also see additional warning lights indicated along with the EPC light due to the similarity between systems and the crucial nature of the EPC function. It’s also likely that the EPC warning will be noticed in tandem with disabled vehicle functions. It’s critical to resolve this issue as soon as possible, and Volkswagen Santa Monica is here to help.

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Get EPC Warning Light-Related Service for Your Volkswagen

What to Do about an EPC Warning Light and Next Steps

If you see your Electronic Power Control warning light lit up, it’s time to pay close attention to the problem. Your vehicle will require immediate servicing by trained technicians and should not be driven anywhere except to our dealership or to your preferred service center. Fixing the issue requires a diagnostics protocol that experienced technicians can complete for you and potential hardware repairs of the affected systems.

Please note that whether or not it is safe to drive with the EPC light on is ultimately up to you and your comfort with driving with a warning light. In some cases, it may not be possible to continue driving and your vehicle will need to be towed to a repair center. If in doubt, refer to your owner’s manual for more information about this warning light.

[See our complete guide to VW dashboard warning light meanings]

Volkswagen Santa Monica Can Help

If your EPC warning light is on, it’s time to seek assistance. At Volkswagen Santa Monica, our highly-experienced technicians can diagnose your EPC warning light and recommend critical repairs that will get your Volkswagen back on the road as quickly as possible. Schedule a maintenance or repair appointment with our dealership — we will do our best to promptly schedule your appointment and ensure your Volkswagen receives the attention it deserves.

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