It's located in front of the radiator so it is up wind of the heat. If you notice, all temperature sensors creep up on cars when they're not moving. This is the general location of all of them, and produces the most accurate reading while you are moving. Anywhere else and either the heat from the road, or the engine would effect it's accuracy.Are you sure this is the outside temperature sensor? Why would they place it under the hood? How does it take an accurate reading? The engine produces heat.
You discovered what I discovered. On another car I bought one of those after market therms. The instruction said to mount it up front, but I experimented first. The roof was no good, as well as in the wheel well, the back of the car, near the antenna, and under the car. I finally mounted to the grille area. Everywhere else it was 10-15F degrees high.funny story: I just bought one of those cheap little thermometers for another car, and the instructions said to put the temp sensor on inside of the front bumper... no joke!!! prop1 was right about how most all automakers put them there... i didn't put mine there to begin with (i stuck it on the underside of the drivers door cuz that was easy) and it never was right, but i moved it up front and its practically dead on now... sounds ridiculous, but its true!!
Understood, thanks prop1.
I was just responding to dcjredline,s lack of patience.
Both of you are describing what it is to be human. Nothing and nobody is perfect. So let's all agree the imperfections are what make life interesting. Now let's move on to another topic, and boy are there many!OK then I should have said if they put it next to something hot they SHOULD be fired cause that would be STUPID.
As for these "filler neck on the caliber being loose for example or wrong cvt transmission software." Filler neck being loose has nothing to do with engineers it is some DOPE on the line not paying attention (AND SHOUL D ALSO BE reprimanded) and I don't remember a WRONG CVT software? Are you talking about the "update" or did someone program a lot of CVT's with the software they werent supposed to? Got me confused on these ones.