‘I’m satisfied with my 2010 Subaru Forester, but I can’t stand the sound of its horn.’

The Car Doc weighs in.

2010 Subaru Forester (2012 MY pictured)
2010 Subaru Forester. –Subaru

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Q: I have a 2010 Subaru Forester that I purchased used about a year and have been satisfied with it. However, I hate the wimpy horn sound so much that I may not buy another one. Do you have any suggestions?

A: First make sure the horn is working properly. This model has both a high- and low-tone horn. One may not be working. If that is not the case, there are always options to change a car’s horn. Look at the website CARiD, where you’ll find many options, from novelty musical horns to loud honkers. Installation is generally quite simple, requiring only basic hand tools.

John Paul is AAA Northeast’s Car Doctor. He has over 40 years’ experience in the automotive business and is an ASE certified master technician. He answers reader’s questions each Saturday. You can tune in to his radio program Saturday morning from 8:30-10 on am950 WROL or www.wrolradio.com. Email your car question to jpaul@aaanortheast.com. Follow John on twitter @johnfpaul and friend him on facebook mrjohnfpaul.

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