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We had a few days of snow and 25F weather. One morning I drove the Forester out into the woods and went for a three-hour walk. Started driving home and the car made the weirdest noise ever – it sounded like sleigh bells ringing. This was right before Christmas – go figure. The noise stopped after about 15 minutes of driving and never came back. Couple days later my wife tells me that her car, a 99 Legacy Outback, makes the same sound; except that it is intermittent and still there. No, I didn’t make this up.
Noise only occurs when the car is rolling and seems to originate somewhere from the wheels. I checked the wheels/brakes/etc but didn’t see anything obvious. Does anybody know what might be causing this?
 

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No clue but have you recent left anything in the hatch area? I left keys from my trailer in the back and it sounded like little bells as well when I hit bumps and when the sub woofer was on. Then I realized I left keys in the back. Just a suggestion.
 

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Hello TobiasInPA
(First time post.er here)
Though this post is rather old, I seem to hear the same bells coming from the back of my 2004.
I see no one else has followed the post. Did you ever find the problem? Did it go away?

I hear it when I go over bumps. And though it seems like it’s coming from the back tires, I also feel like it might be one of the tools by the spare compartment, or the spare itself. I’m going to try removing anything that might produce a sound, and see if it still sounds.

Well, I’d be interested to know if you found what it was in yours…
 

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haha... i guess.
well, i think it was just something in the trunk making that sound. i'll investigate more if i hear it again. Gone after i moved some stuff around. :icon_redface:
 

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do you have the spare in there? if not, and if you still have the screw + plate thing there, that may be rattling.

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weird sleigh bells sound

Is the sound in the back of the car and rather quiet? Very cold here for 2 weeks and we heard it too. Don't know what it is though. I'll watch your thread. g/l
 
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