Scooby Fan Posted March 16, 2009 Share Posted March 16, 2009 Nothing too crucial here...just a little FYI. Maybe everyone knew this bit I did not:confused: Over the last week and a bit, in Vancouver, we have had a huge range of weather....warm and sunny (I played golf) to blizzard like snow(I shoveled the driveway again) My outside air temp in the dash display stayed pegged on 1* Celsius....nothing made it change....I even heated the sensor, in the grill, with a hairdryer until it was very warm to the touch....still pegged on 1* I took it to my dealer today and found out that the sensor is actually wired to read off the ABS sensor and only updates the temp every 2 Km..approx. It reads the air temp in the grill opening but gets its "Refresh" info from the brakes.:rolleyes:If you drive your car less than 2 Km the display just stays at it's last value......seems that during the week of wacky weather, all I did was very short trips and the display just stayed at 1* from the last time I drove over 2 Km......The tech said that it "Should" read the ambient temperature every time you start your car, but it does not always do that....sometimes just stays on its last reading. Sorry...no earth shaking news... just another Subaru quirk:spin: At least the visit was covered on warranty because I had complained of this before but never got around to taking it in. Off warranty 10 days ago. +1 for Specialty Subaru Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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