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Re: Help! My car won't go into reverse (just moves forward)...

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:35 pm
by manybees
f1geek wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Exactly. I have forgotten to press the brake pedal occasionally and instead of the green Ready indicator on the dash, I see a yellow EPC indicator on the %PWR gauge face and the needle will also be pointing to “Off”. When you press the brake and then the start button, the needle will point up to 0.
On the Digital Dashboard on my SEL, the word "Ready" actually appears in green in the lower left of the "cluster" area.

Re: Help! My car won't go into reverse (just moves forward)...

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:53 pm
by Sparklebeard
EPS

From what I understand, the real purpose of this indicator light is not to indicate a power steering system failure, but instead to elicit a response of "WHY ISN'T THE CAR WORKI... oh I need to press the brake..." :mrgreen: :lol:

I don't notice the READY light so easily, but I have got used to noticing the EPS light to tell me that it's user error!


Edited: because I accidentally wrote EPC, as if Electronic Power Cheering were a feature of the vehicle....

Re: Help! My car won't go into reverse (just moves forward)...

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:45 pm
by f1geek
Just forgot to press the brake pedal today. Got “EPC” light (not EPS), as before.

Re: Help! My car won't go into reverse (just moves forward)...

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:58 pm
by sarsonj
Happened to my wife today. 2007 e-golf. I called dealer and they told me, that there is no such problem reported in VW problems system. Does anybody has other reply from dealer?

Jindrich

Re: Help! My car won't go into reverse (just moves forward)...

Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:12 pm
by f1geek
I looked over this thread and saw so many times the phrase "this happened to my wife...". Seems to be happening mostly to women. I wonder why? Did your wife see the EPC indicator on the dashboard or the Ready indicator? Can YOU reproduce this? Can you watch what your wife does to have this problem?