JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3067 posts, RR: 5 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
Today while washing my car, my two year old daughter got a hold of my keys. I drive a Volkswagen Passat, so it has one of those all in one key fobs. Anyway, rather then harmlessly play with it like she usually does, she took it over to the bucket of water and dropped it in there! I was washing the hood when I heard this and instantly realized what had happened....ugh. Now I am out $175 for a new key, which wont arrive for a week or so.
Anyway, my rant is over. Anyone else have a similar experience?
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5576 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
What's most amusing (though I doubt you see the humor right now) is that car keys have gotten so high-tech they can be ruined by a quick immersion in water. Not to mention the fact that they're so preposterously expensive to replace.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
My father once place the spare key to my mothers car on the edge of our trailer and drove off. We looked for a while to find it and when we wre going out later that afternoon I spotted it on the road around the corner. It had taken a pretty severe beating and all the electronics on the inside were distroyed. But the actual metal key part still started the car.
JetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3067 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1442 times:
I can still manually unlock the doors and turn on the car, but all keyless functions are completely useless. And I do have a second key, which is my wifes, so with both those reasons combined, a new one is needed.
Quoting YooYoo (Reply 14): the "twos" are great !! it's the threes you got to worry about.
She is well into the transition. She turned 2.5 on July 31st so we are getting the best of both ages. Some days she is good, and others, like this morning when I took her to the park, she can be a complete pain. Oh well, thats why we love them right?
Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1372 times:
While visiting from out of town, my cousins wanted to see my actual pilot's license. So I pulled the thing out, and showed it to them. Then, I put it back in my wallet. My second cousin (about 4), liked the color of it, and she took it from my wallet. I took me about ten minutes to find it again. She had stuffed it in her boot! Cool kid, but it scared me for a moment.
Lucky you. I was hoping for the same, as it was only in there for about 15 seconds. Even my cell phone has survived wakeboarding. So that must mean only one thing: Volkswagen builds shitty key fobs! Down with VW!