So, no pretending to be a submarine for extensive periods of time? I'll put away my snorkel gear and cancel my planned weekend.It's pretty well sealed underneath.However if the car was submerged for a long period with the water height equal to the top of the center console at the shifter (or higher) the battery may have taken on water through some membrane sealed vents neat the top of the housing.
Probably wouldn't hurt the cells themselves but as for the electronics within the enclosure...
Only way to know for sure would be to pull it out and inspect
Heh. Water like that can easily conceal an undermined road surface, so 6" of water can become 4' of water without even a visible disturbance on the surface. "Smug" is usually the last step before "foolish".I had the "opportunity" to drive through about 6 inches of water yesterday in a flooded spot after a heavy rain. I opted to turn around and use a different route. All the other traffic just streamed through the water like it wasn't there, throwing up big waves as they went. 95% were SUVs and trucks with high clearance, so not of much concern to them. I decided a couple extra minutes of my time was well worth avoiding the risk, even if it was small. The only thing I regretted was letting the SUV crowd see an EV having to avoid the hazard. They were probably feeling really smug.