Car Problem Reports

Kia Amanti Reprogram Computer to Fix Poor Drivability/Hesitation After Cold Start

Kia Amanti Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007

Engine Affected: 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 115,207 mi (35,000 mi - 260,000 mi)


Poor drivability—or a hesitation on acceleration—after starting the engine when it's cold can be fixed by a simple reprogramming of the powertrain computer.

  • crlyons54, , 3.5L V6, 240,247 mi

    keep stalling

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    went you start it after a 12 hour cool down it want let gas give it any power but if you kill it for about 60 secods it then will work. does it evevery morning thank you.

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  • DEM0709, , 3.5L V6, 76,000 mi

    Only during the winter months does my battery constantly die. Replaced the radio system in the hopes that would correct, it has not. Alternator is good no one can tell me what may be the issue

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 35,000 mi

    My Wife has had this problem as well when the weather is cold.

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