Yes, low ambient temp sensor will make autostop quit.
You can move the sensor closer to a warmer location such as adjacent the radiator
in the linked photo; some detach wire fasteners and move the sensor inside the engine bay; others put in a resistor to alter the signal.
Seems like normal operation in cold and the cell balancing could be coincidental to the low temps.
Originally Posted by Subdewd2
I also tried getting the climate control to show a code but doesn't respond to pushing the auto and off buttons.
The sequence of testing the a/c:
1. Turn the ignition switch 'On'.
2. Press the 'Auto' button and then the 'Off' button.
3. Continue to hold
both buttons down.
If there are errors a bar will FLASH in the digital display pattern at left alternatively with the number '88' on the A/C screen on the dash. Perhaps none to show as all is well.
You could induce 'forced-autostop' FAS with a device that MikeD sells. One sold fast recently on IC.
I use FAS as part of Mima but not so much now in cold weather when the car does need the heat.