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I took my car into a Mr. Clutch yesterday as the clutch went. He later informed me that it ws in fact the pedal box that was broken and he repleced it. There is, however, an EPS warning light that has come up on the dash whilst he has had it. He says that it is ok to drive and that I can take it away today if i like.

 

I have told him that i am not comfortable having to fix the light issue on my own as it has occured whilst in his 'care'.

 

The light issue is intermitent and tbh, probably isn't an issue, However, it'll probably cost me to get it fixed when i get my MOT.

 

Where do i stand? what should i do?

 

Make: Seat Ibiza

Year 2000 W reg.

 

Ta.

 

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Common problem on these same as the golf's! the pedal box snaps just behind the bulk head im a mechanic and done a couple of these to be fair to the bloke who done it its a dashboard out job its highly unlikely he has caused it doin the work he may have had the battery off for a while which has reset ecu and got a wrong reading take battery off for 15 mins plug it back in and see if that cures the problem! Good luck

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VW group cars seem to have an unusual fault in which the clutch pedal action gets very heavy when the clutch is worn, which in turn puts extra stress on the pedal box,which is really quite flimsy. I have seen pedal boxes being changed more than once for breakage when the cutch was actually at fault. It is a symptom rather than a fault!

 

EPS is a power steering fault,whereas ESP is stability control, Many problems with VW group cars are caused by the brake light switch,of which there may be two and are fitted on the pedal box with plastic clips.. Worth checking!

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