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Re: Outside Temperature Sensor Problem

Spoke with Jeep Customer service again yesterday, and Saturday re: the ambient temperature sensor issue. They are NOT aware of any fix that is coming in Q3 or Q4, nor is my dealer. I'm a newby here, but just curious? They keep telling me they are going to try to change this, or fix that, but it seems useless and pointless if there is an alleged fix coming...can anyone confirm this fix that is coming?
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Re: Outside Temperature Sensor Problem

One of the first things I noticed when I drove my new Overland off the dealer's lot yesterday was the outside temp. reading about 10 degrees lower than it should. A couple of miles down the road it had crept up 2 degrees but was still reading low. There are a few other issues with this vehicle but are off topic. I guess that is what nearly $50,000 buys these days.
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One of the first things I noticed when I drove my new Overland off the dealer's lot yesterday was the outside temp. reading about 10 degrees lower than it should. A couple of miles down the road it had crept up 2 degrees but was still reading low. There are a few other issues with this vehicle but are off topic. I guess that is what nearly $50,000 buys these days.
Jeep admittted they messed up on the Temperature reading thing. The update that is coming is to address this and put it back to how the temperature systems used to read.
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Re: Outside Temperature Sensor Problem

I took my 2014 Limited in for the same issue. Dealer said that Jeep knows about the problem and they're hoping for a software fix by the end of the year. I also experience a blank "analog" speedometer and at one point all my warning lights were on for about 24 hours. Dealer said they couldn't find anything wrong. I was disappointed all around.
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I took my 2014 Limited in for the same issue. Dealer said that Jeep knows about the problem and they're hoping for a software fix by the end of the year. I also experience a blank "analog" speedometer and at one point all my warning lights were on for about 24 hours. Dealer said they couldn't find anything wrong. I was disappointed all around.
Both problems are known. Your dealer has the Star Case for the possible solution of the second concern you had.
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This is interesting - the outside air temp sensor on my 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited seems to be malfunctioning. This thread has observed high temps. Mine is fixed low and eventually eases up after 10 minutes or more. Example. Today, it insisted that it was 42 degrees out. It was 26 degrees warmer (68). The other day it was fixed on 39 when I drove it two times during the day - it was 58 out. We've had several cars and I've never had one where the car didn't just display the outside temp right off and right where you'd expect it to be (i.e. the actual outside temperature). This isn't a complicated bit, so I'm surprised to have the issues and see these posts. Is Jeep using a poor quality part or are these too hot / too cold stories the odd exceptions? I'll be taking it in for its first service visit to get the problem resolved.
I have the same problem with my 2014 JGC Overland.
Could you fix it already?
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I have the same problem with my 2014 JGC Overland.
Could you fix it already?
Who would be you?
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:47 PM
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Re: Outside Temperature Sensor Problem

I too hope they fix all the glitches with the 2014 Jeeps.

One of the problems that bothers me the least is the outside temperature reading. As long as the temperature inside is comfortable, I really don't care what's happening outside.

I know enough in the winter to be alert for ice, particularly on bridges and overpasses. But the difference between 50 and 80 is meaningless to me, until I open the door.


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Re: Outside Temperature Sensor Problem

I personally like an accurate outside thermometer. Good to know when the temp drops near 32 degrees...alerts me to drive even more careful.

My last 5 cars have had outside temperature readouts, and I've become quite reliant on it.
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Jeep admittted they messed up on the Temperature reading thing. The update that is coming is to address this and put it back to how the temperature systems used to read.
Glad they are aware and know they caused this issue, but who in their right mind would think this was a good idea? If the remote start needs this to function properly, how did they come to the conclusion that driving under a certain condition will update the outside temps?
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Glad they are aware and know they caused this issue, but who in their right mind would think this was a good idea? If the remote start needs this to function properly, how did they come to the conclusion that driving under a certain condition will update the outside temps?
I know why they did it, at the time it made sense for an immediate cached temperature number for a certain system HOWEVER.... It did not jive with the overall thinking on the vehicle. Not sure how that got passed development but I will say this. It was a good idea if it worked how they were thinking, BUT it didn't
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I know why they did it, at the time it made sense for an immediate cached temperature number for a certain system HOWEVER.... It did not jive with the overall thinking on the vehicle. Not sure how that got passed development but I will say this. It was a good idea if it worked how they were thinking, BUT it didn't
If this sensor needs to be accurate for the remote start to set the cabin HVAC temperature correctly, how can the remote start function be right? That is to say, if it is 68 degrees outside and one remote starts the vehicle does the heat come on or does the A/C come on? Does the system default to 72 degrees regardless of user settings? How do it know when to put the vented seats and heated wheel on if it doesn't know if it is heating up or cooling down? Does it use last known outside temperature or start-up outside temperature?
Just trying to understand the logic of the system.
Also any idea on a fix for the sensor?
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