To avoid any type of breakdown in your car, it is important to comply with Mercedes A and B maintenance. This type of service not only allows you to extend the life of your engine and other vehicle components, but it is also a type of preventive maintenance aimed at avoiding future breakdowns, such as the EPC failure of the car. What does this light mean, is it a serious breakdown, and can it affect your safety? We find out all the details about this light in the light box of your Mercedes Benz.
The EPC light will appear on the instrument panel of your car when the system detects an anomaly. Through the EPC light, the car is indicating that there is a fault and that we must go to an Official Mercedes Benz Service for diagnosis. You will find the car's EPC light in the light panel, together with other Mercedes lights such as the engine failure light, the ABS system or the icon that indicates that an occupant is not wearing a seat belt properly fastened.
What does the EPC telltale on a Mercedes car mean?
EPC stands for Electronic Power Control. Traditionally, most engine components were mechanical, driven either by cable or vacuum systems. However, in recent years, electronics, microchips and control units have taken over and are responsible for managing all the vehicle's systems, from a simple window lifter to all the car's safety and assistance systems.
The electronic engine control system is present in most modern cars manufactured in the 21st century. Whether by means of an EPC light or any other warning light, this system will indicate that there is a malfunction and that it needs to be repaired. The vehicle may also stop the engine as a preventive measure, and the EPC may even cause the car not to start. In this case, the only solution will be to call a tow truck and take the car to the Mercedes Benz Official Service Center for diagnosis and repair.
There are different options for the EPC light to come on. The most common failure is related to the engine's fuel injection and fuel supply system. This component works with high-pressure pumps, injectors, valves that open and close the circuit according to the needs, regulators and several sensors that control from fuel quality to fuel quality and temperature.
Is the EPC failure of the car serious?
To determine if the EPC failure of the car is serious, it is necessary to perform a diagnosis. The qualified professionals of our Official Mercedes Benz Concesur Service have the necessary equipment and knowledge to identify the EPC failure. Once detected, the mechanics will determine the seriousness of the fault and will propose a repair, always using original Mercedes Benz spare parts.
It is vitally important to note that the EPC light will appear whenever the system detects an anomaly in the engine. It can be related to the fuel supply system, but also to crankshaft position or temperature sensors. The vehicle reacts differently depending on the severity of the fault. From illuminating the EPC light on the light panel, to stopping and blocking the engine to protect itself against a possible larger damage. Do not hesitate to contact your nearest official workshop.
For this reason it is important to always carry out preventive maintenance at an Authorized Mercedes Benz Service Center such as Grupo Concesur. Anticipation is the best solution to avoid possible breakdowns in the future. Only qualified personnel, equipped with diagnostic machines and specific tools, can detect, identify and solve any breakdown of your car. Trust in the more than 47 years of experience as a Mercedes Benz dealer that support us.