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Old 01-29-2013, 10:45 PM   #11
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The temp gauge on a car is not an accurate measurement tool, they have always had a degree of error +/- 2 to 6 degrees.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:45 PM   #12
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The temp gauge on a car is not an accurate measurement tool, they have always had a degree of error +/- 2 to 6 degrees.
My F150 is dead on and so was my Chevy. I would be OK if it was off 2 degrees but it varies between 2 and 8.

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #13
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How did I ever survive without a temp sensor on my car...oh wait I till don't have one...

Do what I do, if you suspect ice, scuff your foot on the road and see if it is slick before you get in the car, and YES I'm serious...it works.
Yeah, that would work if I didn't drive 70 miles to work. Also, if Ford is going to put a temp sensor on a car it shouldn't be inacurrate.

Also, I am looking for advice regarding the outside temp sensor and if anybody out there has a fix for it. Filling up the thread with sarcasm doesn't help me or the next guy who has the same problem.
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How do you know it's off? What are you comparing it to?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:15 AM   #16
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How do you know it's off? What are you comparing it to?
I have been comparing it to my home outside temp guage, the one we have at work, temps posted online, radio news, banks and other buildings that display the outside temp.

The one at work is dead on for sure. My home one is pretty accurate as well.

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How did I ever survive without a temp sensor on my car...oh wait I till don't have one...

Do what I do, if you suspect ice, scuff your foot on the road and see if it is slick before you get in the car, and YES I'm serious...it works.
This is what I do. Or I'll give it a quick burst on the accel or try and the brakes. If the tires spin or my abs kicks in...it's icy. Has worked for me for years.
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It almost seems as somebody does not like the car and has remorse for buying it and this is a way to either justify getting rid of it or starting a lemon law claim.
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It almost seems as somebody does not like the car and has remorse for buying it and this is a way to either justify getting rid of it or starting a lemon law claim.
Thanks for helping out.

Is this Forum for posting and resolving issues and questions or for attacking people who have found problems with their cars?

Request: Unless you can add useful input to this thread please refrain from adding useless text. I am hoping I can get this resolved and make the information available to other Focus owners. As an owner of two Fords and a fourth generation owner of Ford stock, it isn't in my best interest to try to get my car declared a lemon because of an incorrect outside temperature reading.
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I posted my opinion, I am also a 2 Ford owner and this is the fourth Focus I have owned. I can understand you want the issue fixed, but it probably never will be because of the degree of error the temp gauges have.
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