I have a 2001 4.0 automatic vw beetle, and today all of a sudden it started shifting extremely hard into the 1st hear. Now it does this when you come to a dead stop and take off. I don't know if the transmission is slipping, but today I forgot to press the break when I put it in reverse and that's when it started doing it. Why would that make it start doing this? The EPC light came on so I pulled over, shut the car off and turned it back on and the light when off. I don't know what to do!