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I too have just received a letter from EPCPLC from a journey through Hungary in October 22.
My predicament is the return journey in November was in a different vehicle and I didn't purchase an E-vignette for that either.
So I'm expecting any fine.
Thing is I'm planning on heading back through Hungary in this vehicle in March/April and wondered if the vehicle is likely to be impounded or myself hassled at the border(s)?
If I do get through I will buy the vignette this time!
It will detect you entering and you will be stopped from exiting.
Had this experience last year when my wife entered a digit wrongly when buying the e-vignette.
We entered the motorway but were prevented from leaving it - solved by showing the receipt.
If I were you, intending to return to Hungary, I'd be paying it.
How did you get prevented from leaving the motorway?
I don't recall any barriers.
Of course you should buy a vignette the next time.
Some exits do have barriers but they all have the possibility of some uniformed guy who can step out in front of you if your car has been flagged up by the ANPR as not having paid.
I would ignore EPC - but the next time you travel to Hungary take what proof you have that the fines were cancelled.
As long as you owe the Hungarians nothing you should be fine.