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Anyone have any issues with the exterior temperature reading consistently hotter than the actual amibent outside temperature?

I am not clear exactly where the exterior temperature sensor is located on the SRT-8?
However the reading provided on the dash is consistently warmer than the outside temperature; anywhere from 4 - 7 degress Fahrenheit.

I have a black SRT-8. I love the color. I am wondering if the sensor maybe located near one of the body pannels or the engine bay, and thus getting a little warmer than normal.?

I have used various means to prove that it is reporting hotter than actual outside temperature, both from the corner bank signs, comparing with my other vehicle, and an independent test with an outdoor thermometer.

The car appears to be running fine temperature wise. The engine thermostat, fan, all cooling systems seem fine and fully functional. No overheating, no problems...

Just an odd little thing about the external temperature reading.

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

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Here is a previous discussion on this very subject

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There is a problem if it is reading too low> In your situation I am willing to bet it is right on. My CTS-V has the same problem. The bank may say its 90 degrees out, but the banks temperature sensor is located 20 feet up in the air and problably over grass. Your temp sensor is located in a hot car driving over hot asphault. Have you ever watched Nascar and see them taking temps of the track surface and they are much hotter than the ambient temps? That hot air has to rise, and it rises right into your car. I put a hand held temp sensor near my stock one and drove around and found the stocker to be right on. The sensor I used was a professional unit used to measre the temp in ceramic kilns.
 
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