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I own a 2005 S40 AWD 15k miles on it, I notice that I have been having an intermittent problem where on cold start in the morning or after the car sits awhile, the car starts to stutters and then the engine dies, then it starts fine afterward after this first start, this issue only happens after a cold start. Is anyone having this problem with thier S40 is there a fix, took it to the several times to the dealer and they said the car is fine, but I still having this issue and think the dealer is not willing to address, I would greatly appreciate any info or help!! Thank you!!!
 

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This is affectionately referred to as SSS (start, stutter, stall) and is probably (along with iPod integration) the most discussed topic on this board. As far as I know there s no cure and when I recently had my 15k the dealer said there is no update yet from Volvo
 

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HAS anyone had a fix for this, is my dealer liable in any way to fix this problem???

Have you read the full 20+ going on 30 pages of the official SSS thread posted above?

Bottom line, no official fix, some experimental fixes. Some work some don't.
 

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This is my first Volvo and now I am starting to really hate Volvos, my dealerships are full of liars, all they did was turn up the idle and now it idles really high for a few seconds every morning which worries me sometimes.
 

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This is my first Volvo and now I am starting to really hate Volvos, my dealerships are full of liars, all they did was turn up the idle and now it idles really high for a few seconds every morning which worries me sometimes.

The car is supposed to have high idle on cold starts. It idles at about 1400rpm for 20 sec or so before dipping down to 750rpm.

See manual here:
http://apps.volvocars.us/owner...pg104
 

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I JUST TALKED TO MY VOLVO SERVICE MANAGER AND TOLD HIM ABOUT HOW THIS IS A COMMON ISSUE THAT ITS POSTED ON THIS FORUM AND HE TOLD ME THAT THIS IS NOT A KNOWN ISSUE AND I SHOULD BRING MY CAR BACK IS THIS ISSUE KNOWN BY ALL DEALERS OR JUST HIS FORUM!!!
 

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Need to emphasize that Volvo is terrible, I called my dealer service dept after posting this issue online and they told me this is not a known issue, I guess there are alot of people who rant and rave, bu it crappy that they deny it is a real issue.
 

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if this is going to kick you in the but I'd suggest you buy a Toyota, but wait my Scion aka Toyota had a bad surge problem when cold, so you should buy a Honda, but wait the new SI also has a bad surge problem when cold so maybe you should just figure this is a complicated low emision vehicle and turn the key twice.
 

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Re: Car stutters and engine dies after a cold start (hyperion)

You should find another dealer if your current one doesn't even want to deal with customers.

I don't know, I don't hate things pretty quickly. Everything has quirks and issues (children, wife, cars, bikes ... )
 
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