The bells on this car are worse than driving with my mother. Total deal breaker. I counted them from the time I started my car to backing out of the garage this morning. 14 chimes - OVER THE TOP ANNOYING!!!! And to have to go through this nonsense of 20 clicks, during a full moon while standing on your head just to shut them off - ludicrous!! Subaru, why don't you just add a feature to the customization panel to allow us to disable the bells with a touch of the screen? I wear my belt EVERY TIME I drive. I just don't like being screamed at while starting my car, backing out of my garage and yanking on the belt while driving down the drive way. What an utterly annoying way to start your day. I've driven a Toyota 4-runner for 20 years and never felt like this about the bells. Can you at least decrease the frequency from like 100 times per second to maybe once every 15 seconds, or maybe give us a pleasant siri-like voice reminding us to fasten the seatbelts if not fastened within say 45 seconds of driving? I guarantee you that I'm not going to go flying through my windshield if I need to break while exiting my garage. We get the picture. We're not morons. It took me a year to get to this boiling point from living with this Chinese water [bell] torture before I googled to see if anyone else was losing their mind over the bells. I even found an official car review that complained about the same thing - too noisy because of the bells. I read in another post (paraphrase) "Don't the designers of these cars test drive them?" I have to agree. I hope their karma in **** will be strapped to a chair listening to bells for eternity. That's how fed up I am with: bells when I open the door, bells when I close the door, bells when I unlock the door, then a string of more annoying bells in a stupid cutesy pattern when I unlock my back doors. UGGGGGGhhhhhh. I can go on and on. I tried this disabling trick 3-4 times already to no avail. I will keep trying if it kills me (or until I blow my brains out because of the bells.) No more subarus for me until they get rid of the bell issue.