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shamus 05-10-2011 02:43 PM

outdoor temperature off???
 
First warm day I've had with the jeep. Weather man says it's 85 outside, jeep says it's 95. Is this normal?

tks2010 05-10-2011 02:54 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
I have found it to be way off in warm weather. My 1999 Chrsler 300M does the same thing.

ChrisL1976 05-10-2011 04:09 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
LOL....mine is reading 69 and its like 90.

Archer9 05-10-2011 04:21 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
My temp display has always been right on. From minus 35 degrees to plus 35 degrees (Celcius!). Just lucky maybe.

ChrisL1976 05-10-2011 04:29 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
I guess there is a update for the temp. system that fixes it. I have not had it in the dealership yet, but may take it in for an oil change and have them update it.

Tinkan 05-10-2011 04:30 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisL1976 (Post 412466)
LOL....mine is reading 69 and its like 90.

Mine is like this too.
about 10 to 15 degrees lower than what it really is when it is warm outside.

Technosavant 05-10-2011 05:34 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
Mine seems to be pretty close. My wife's Acura was often 10ish degrees high.

Remember that the ambient temperature measured by weather folks may differ from the temperature of the air near your vehicle's sensor, so there is likely to be some kind of variance.

ChrisL1976 05-10-2011 07:42 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tinkan (Post 412480)
Mine is like this too.
about 10 to 15 degrees lower than what it really is when it is warm outside.

Actually when its working right, its pretty close. I started it at 10am it flipped to 69 degrees and never changed from that all day even though it was well into the 90's. Mine seems to get stuck on the first reading or two of the day.

shamus 05-10-2011 08:02 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
Thanks... glad to see I'm not the only one.

Nouveau Redneck 05-11-2011 09:44 AM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
Mine seems pretty accurate. About the same as my 2008 Wrangler and my wife's 2008 Liberty. If the car's been sitting in direct sunlight, it's going to read high when you first start it up, but after a few minutes of driving to get ambient temperature air flowing under the hood to wherever the sensor is located and it comes down to the correct temperature.

shamus 08-20-2011 06:22 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
looks like there is a TSB out for this... anyone try it?

1200RT-P 08-20-2011 07:14 PM

Re: outdoor temperature off???
 
i've never had a car with an external temp display that i felt was accurate.


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