My 2005 V50 T5 did a surprising thing yesterday - anyone else experienced the following?
At a stoplight, I mistakenly started off with the car in third. It coughed a bit and I pressed the gas harder before I realized the problem. The car then shuddered and the CEL blinked, indicating a misfire situation.
Ok, oops, I thought, and double-clutched into first and hit the gas. The car moved forward ok, but with a distinct regular hiccup, and a continued flashing CEL. Pulled over and went to neutral, the situation continued with a now-steady CEL. It seemed to me the car basically shut down a cylinder (or two).
At that point I figured stopping the engine and restarting would clear it, and it did. Car is fine, no CEL. But... why didn't it recover on its own? In 14 years of driving it, I don't recall this ever happening, and I've had several flashing CEL / miss situations.