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Hi, I know this has been discussed int he past, but I have not found a solution to the problem, so maybe someone knows the answer or can steer me in the right direction. I have a 2018 Stelvio 2.0L and two days ago the A/C wouldn't cool propertly. I noticed that the ambient temp reading was 45F which is totally inaccurate by about 40 degrees F, when driving it would oscillate between 44F max and a min of 42F. To make the A/C work I went from Auto mode to Manual mode at Lo Temp and increased or decreased manually fan speed and it was cooling fine. Then, approx. an hour ago I was doing some spirited driving at around 100 MPH and temp started to go down to 17F and afterwards it would stay at 17F and climb to 19F, then back to 17F.; so the A/C in Manual mode started to blow heated air. Very uncomfortable when you are in a tropical island and you know that the actual ambien temperature is in the 80's F. Is this a typical Chrysler product electrical/electronics failure with the ambient temp sensor going bad (I understand that FCA in it's inifinite wisdom made the sensor a part of the right rear view mirror, so you have to purchase the whole mirror assembly) or maybe an electrical issue or something else that I might look at? Vehicle has no warranty,so not taking it to the uber expensive local dealer, and I have a Mopar Shop that works Alfa's and another client that owns a shop that specializes in modern exotic vehicles, so covered there. It is just bothering me, Maybe a TSB is available for such failure? I have a 2014 Nissan Rogue with 100K miles that has never had a single failure; except fo the usual tear and wear, and maintenance; would have expected more from Alfa.