Flooding

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by bulls96, Sep 13, 2018.

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  1. bulls96

    bulls96 Member

    I am in an area with high likelihood of heavy rain from Hurricane Florence.

    I am wondering what your experiences are driving thru flooded areas not the crazy waist deep floods but maybe more common half wheel height flooding.

    In an ICE, driving thru flooded areas is accomplished as long as you keep the pedal on the gas to not let water in thru the exhaust pipes.

    Our cars have batteries as floors, I wonder what are the guidelines out there in terms of driving thru mildly flooded areas.

    THanks.
     
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  3. gooki

    gooki Active Member

    Take the rear bumper off first. ;)
     
  4. interestedinEV

    interestedinEV Well-Known Member

    I would be extra careful, there could potholes, splashing etc. and hence not take any risks. Period.
     
  5. dGarry48

    dGarry48 Member

    Too risky imo if the water is more than gutter deep.
     
  6. John in Arizona

    John in Arizona New Member

    Agree! I just picked up my Model 3 on Monday. Two days later my rear bumper was removed while driving 20-25 miles an hour through 20-25 yards of 4-5 inches of water. Suggest floats before entering.
     
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