audible tones at 39 and 23 degrees Fahrenheit

5

Asked by Jan 10, 2008 at 10:55 AM about the 2002 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: General

Does anyone know why my 2002 Passat makes an audible tone when the thermometer detects an outside temperature of 39 or 23 degrees Fahrenheit?  The temperature display on the console flashes, and the car chimes once.  It drives my wife and I crazy.

Thanks

4 Answers

435

that should be involved in a ice warning system in the car.could be ice in that range but below theres ice so no tone.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
45,605

Yes, it's alerting you to possible ice danger. You may be able to have it turned off by a dealership, the BCM controls this function.

5

Why at 39, and then at 23 again? They seem like pretty arbitrary numbers, I could understand if it went off at 32 degrees.

435

anytime you are in that range you could expierence icy conditions.abouve the temp and no ice below the tone you should know theres ice.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Passat

Looking for a Used Passat in your area?

CarGurus has 26,959 nationwide Passat listings starting at $1,990.

ZIP:

Volkswagen Passat Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,420
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,300
  • #3
    Chrisand Edwards
    Reputation
    1,280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
647 Great Deals out of 35,932 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,073 Great Deals out of 74,234 listings starting at $1,100
Used Toyota Camry
1,117 Great Deals out of 86,207 listings starting at $995
Used Audi A4
311 Great Deals out of 12,603 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 3 Series
1,095 Great Deals out of 32,735 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Altima
1,369 Great Deals out of 77,641 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Civic
831 Great Deals out of 60,525 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Sonata
913 Great Deals out of 56,225 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen GTI
151 Great Deals out of 6,071 listings starting at $1,490
Used Volkswagen Golf
99 Great Deals out of 3,742 listings starting at $1,200
Used Mazda MAZDA6
209 Great Deals out of 11,304 listings starting at $1,998
Used BMW 5 Series
516 Great Deals out of 15,549 listings starting at $1,650

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
33 Great Deals out of 4,765 listings starting at $12,900
2016 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 1,532 listings starting at $8,997
2015 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 3,001 listings starting at $6,985
2014 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
125 Great Deals out of 2,403 listings starting at $4,995
2013 Volkswagen Passat For Sale
121 Great Deals out of 2,367 listings starting at $4,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.