Originally Posted by dkrobath
I have a 13 C -Max Energi and have read as much as I could find on flat towing it and came up with way to many mixed messages. Seems several people are having the death wobble problem, some have dead battery issues. Several say there's a problem with the regenerative breaks of the CMax, Issues with using the push button start models, odometer, and then all the transmission stories. You will also hear several no problem stories as well. I got the overall feel that problems developed the longer people towed it. I love my C-max and did not want to take the risk damaging it so I traded another vehicle in and got a CRV to use as a toad. I am having the Blue Ox base plate put on next week and have chosen the Ready Brute Elite tow bar with the ready break system. All my reading led me to chose this tow bar and breaking system and The Honda is a time tested proven toad. That is what I have chosen to do. Good Luck with your research and final decision.
Thanks for the feedback Dave and good luck with your CRV.
I did some reading on a couple of C-max forums related to towing and the only issue that concerned me was the battery drain. Lots of people on those forums suggested a battery charger for trouble free towing. That's why I decided to have a charger installed right from the get-go.
I didn't hear anything on the forums about this so called "death wobble". Who knows, this wobble could be related to improper gear, or hook-up, or turning too sharply. IMO, if it was a real problem
there would be more complaints about it other than that one
youtube video with only a few views and no comments.
I didn't read anything about brake problems but I'll go back to the forums and read again just in case I missed something.