Our stories sound so familiarSo I discovered that my spare smart key fob had accidentally made its way into a load of laundry.
I was horrified at this discovery and immediately went to see if it still functioned. Surprisingly, it worked perfectly!
I still put the key fob in a bag of rice to remove any excess moisture that may still be in the unit.
I once left my Sportage keys in my pocket and went in a pool. I got those out in an instant and the key never functioned again.
Either I was extremely lucky in this instance or our smart keys are remarkably durable.
My wife washed her sportage keys and the instantly were done for
I washed my push button fob for my second optima and it was ok.
We are lucky because those fobs are not cheap!!!!