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My renegade is reading the outside temperature sometimes 10 degrees warmer than it is. Today it was 80F but the temp said 94F.

Does anyone else have this issue?

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My renegade is reading the outside temperature sometimes 10 degrees warmer than it is. Today it was 80F but the temp said 94F.

Does anyone else have this issue?

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Same happens to me.

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Same here.
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You have to be driving for the outside temperature to read correctly. In addition, if the sun is beating on the sensor, it will read higher than actual.

Try to notice the temperature on a cloudy day while you're driving and see if it is close to actual.

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Anyone know where the sensor is located?
The sensor on our old Astro was in the grill so it usually take a few minutes of driving to get an accurate reading.

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You have to be driving for the outside temperature to read correctly. In addition, if the sun is beating on the sensor, it will read higher than actual.

Try to notice the temperature on a cloudy day while you're driving and see if it is close to actual.
It comes down a little bit, but still not within any accurate range.
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Anyone know where the sensor is located?
The sensor on our old Astro was in the grill so it usually take a few minutes of driving to get an accurate reading.
Bottom of the passenger side mirror.

Mine reads fine after driving a little ways. When I first leave work of course it reads pretty high because it's been sitting in direct sun.
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Yesterday it was 90F but my Renegade said it was 120F! Drove it for awhile, it came down to 92F, but that was frightening!
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Mine has been pretty close. Once moving it's usually 2 degrees high. I'd only judge it by other actual thermometers. The weather apps are pretty much always wrong.
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Had our Renegade nearly three months now, and outside temp guage is working perfectly,as is the rest of the car, luv it.
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