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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 115,207 (35,000–260,000)
Engine affected: 3.5L V6
3 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007
8 people reported this problem
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keep stalling
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.
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
My Wife has had this problem as well when the weather is cold.