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      Outside temperature ready 12 or more degrees too high. Common?

      I took my 2017 XC60 in for this issue for the second time 2 days ago. Both times their diagnostics said nothing was wrong. When I drove it in 2 days ago, the airport temperature was 89 degrees and the temp on the dash said it was 102 degrees. This dealership is next to the airport. Again their system said there was nothing wrong, but they replaced the sensor just in case.

      Is this common?

      They gave me a loaner 2015 V60 and it read almost 10 degrees high.

      I'm not driving much right now, but we'll see if it's really fixed soon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by DavidEid View Post
      I took my 2017 XC60 in for this issue for the second time 2 days ago. Both times their diagnostics said nothing was wrong. When I drove it in 2 days ago, the airport temperature was 89 degrees and the temp on the dash said it was 102 degrees. This dealership is next to the airport. Again their system said there was nothing wrong, but they replaced the sensor just in case.

      Is this common?

      They gave me a loaner 2015 V60 and it read almost 10 degrees high.

      I'm not driving much right now, but we'll see if it's really fixed soon.
      I donít know off hand where the sensor is on the XC (know there were in the LH mirror, not sure if they still are), but mine reads a bit high too, especially when parked. So definitely not just you lol.

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      Yep, apparently the sun is never out in Sweden in the summer. My car is consistently off wildly when it's sunny and over 70 deg F. It's accurate on colder days or on cloudy days.
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      The temp sensor is located in the bottom of the outside mirror - a little bump - mine are only close to correct when its cool/cold outside, perhaps they pick up radiant heat reflecting from the door skin below the sensor. Maybe a dark car holds/reflects more heat?

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      Quote Originally Posted by hoonk View Post
      The temp sensor is located in the bottom of the outside mirror - a little bump - mine are only close to correct when its cool/cold outside, perhaps they pick up radiant heat reflecting from the door skin below the sensor. Maybe a dark car holds/reflects more heat?
      Mine is white, not sure of the OPís color. But yeah, I have noticed that hotter ambient temps do lend to more variation. Does seem more accurate when cooler or overcast.

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      The logic for updating the temperature requires some driving for it update. The temperature will always be high initially due to sun heat soak as others have mentioned.

      Maybe you knew that already, just a thought.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Azlkk View Post
      Yep, apparently the sun is never out in Sweden in the summer. My car is consistently off wildly when it's sunny and over 70 deg F. It's accurate on colder days or on cloudy days.
      I'm finding this to be true, even with a replacement sensor. Though it's a little better with the sensor.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jschaefer7406 View Post
      Mine is white, not sure of the OPís color. But yeah, I have noticed that hotter ambient temps do lend to more variation. Does seem more accurate when cooler or overcast.

      Joe
      Mine is white as well.

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      Quote Originally Posted by emgrock1 View Post
      The logic for updating the temperature requires some driving for it update. The temperature will always be high initially due to sun heat soak as others have mentioned.

      Maybe you knew that already, just a thought.

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      Yup, knew that. It was even further off when I first turned on the car.

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