2011 Volkswagen Jetta Long-Term Road Test

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Ambient, Are You Out There?

October 13, 2011


The first thing you want to do when it gets really, really hot outside is complain to someone about how really, really hot it is. When I got in the Jetta TDI today, I couldn't easily find the ambient temperature display, so how was I going to complain (brag) about our current heat wave to my family back east?


After scrolling through the few menu options in the gauge cluster and running through the menu options on the nav system, I finally pulled out the owner's manual.

Found the page that told me what it meant if a snowflake appeared next to the ambient temp reading, but still not how to find it.

Then I saw the sentence that read: Depending on the vehicle model, different information may be shown in the insturment cluster display.

I know Magrath recently posted that our car doesn't have a coolant temp gauge, but is it possible it doesn't have an ambient temp gauge either?

Kelly Toepke, News Editor

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