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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Tonight my exterior temp reading on my 2013 Ford Explorer

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Tonight my exterior temp reading on my 2013 Ford Explorer was reading 55 degrees when it was 86 outside. When I got home and turned the car off and turned it back on again it started declining until it reached -34 degrees. What could be the problem?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 year ago.

We have seen issues with the AAT (Ambient Air Temperature) sensor mounted behind the lower grill in the front of the vehicle. It reads the outside temperature and sends it to the AC control module, the PCM (Engine Computer) and the instrument cluster. Below are directions on how to replace the AAT and its location.