When I bought my outback I was told that the valet key could be immersed in water. I told him I surfed and always kept my key in my wetsuit. About a week after buying the car I was looking around the web for something and saw the key can't get wet after all. I emailed subaru to confirm and they said they can't make a key without electronics. Seeing as subaru are geared towards those who play outdoors this seems ridiculous. The sad part is today I received something g from Subaru and it has 2 guys with surf boards on top of the car. My question is what do they do with their key? Or better yet does anyone here have a solution. This is annoying and is impacting life style right now. Uggggg.