How is your HORN sounding?

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How is your HORN sounding?

Post by muf » Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:49 am

Within a few days of receiving my new T-ROC, I had a situation where the horn was needed. And what a sound. Singel tone and very cheap sounding. Almost an embarrassment to use. :oops:
Another few days later and now the horn is silent. Out of order. I guess the car feels the same. VW will take the car back in a couple of weeks and have the car 2 days to find the error. I wish they could fix the sound too.


I found this video today where the horns of new cars is tested. Its in danish language, but you only need to listen to the horns.



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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by CJD » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:26 pm

I agree. I’ve got an SEL & the spec list states it has a double tone horn. Fortunately I’ve not needed to use it much but it’s definitely a single tone cheap horn. I’d really expect a car of that size to have a meaty sounding horn rather than something that sounds like it’s meant to be fitted to a moped. Oh well, that’s cost cutting for you I guess 😂

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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by JamesUK382 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:59 pm

That. is. hilarious. 😅

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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by AV82 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:13 pm

Rubbish...........must have found some left over from 1970's beetles. Need replacing as do not sound like twin tone to me.
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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by mvk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:18 pm

Can you imagine overtaking an artic when you are in his blind spot and he starts to pull out towards you, as it happened to me some years ago? I hit the horn and he kept coming as he seemed not to hear me or see me in his mirrors. Ended up putting some very high pitched air horns on that car, for safety.
Even I can hardly hear this horn when doing 40mph on a quiet road, so what chance do we have in the above situation. Clearly, something needs to be done about this. I might ring up the dealers and see what they say about this. I suppose they will say they think it is OK. Which it is clearly NOT!
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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by Swsgm30 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:43 am

Sounds like one of those 'squeeky' toys that you give to a dog ... oh I know, I'll carry one of those with me and use it to create a more fearsome note!!
Don't think I'll be able to stand such a feeble note .. does anybody know the position of the 'horn' under the bonnet? If it's reasonably accessible it wouldn't be too difficult to fit an extra one in tandem
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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by mvk » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:22 am

If the audible signal from a vehicle is not adequate, does that make for a fail on the MOT when it is due, and also does it also mean that the car will not comply with traffic regulation "Regulation: 37/99
Act: Road Vehicles (Construction And Use) Regulations 1986
Subject: Warning Instruments
Every motor vehicle shall be fitted with an instrument capable of giving audible and sufficient warning of its approach or position (unless max, speed is 20mph or less). The sound emitted shall be continuous, uniform, and not strident (applies only if vehicle first used after 1.8.73). A reversing alarm shall not be strident. The sound emitted may not be a gong, bell, siren or two-tone horn (unless an emergency vehicle). May not be sounded when stationary. May not be sounded on a restricted road between 23:30 and 07:00."
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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by braveheart74 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:38 pm

Just tested my horn, sounds nice, definitely a twin horn on a 1.5 Sel
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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by Newtroconthebloc » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:48 pm

braveheart74 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:38 pm
Just tested my horn, sounds nice, definitely a twin horn on a 1.5 Sel
That’s great to hear yours is twin tone
Looks like all specs quote both single and twin tone on standard equipment lists
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Re: How is your HORN sounding?

Post by marcob » Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:09 am

Here also a twin tone horn on the T-Roc. Sounds nice, don’t use it very often.
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