Just got back from a vacation (didn't take the C-Max, as my '18 Equinox gets the same highway MPG!!).
I saw a large motorhome flat towing a C-Max. Nice car to put behind a motorhome, although I'd prefer something under 3,000 lbs back there, personally. Our C-Max is 3,600 lbs, a little heavy, not awful I guess. But I digress.
It got me thinking.
1. Is flat towing allowed? Yes, Owner's Manual says its fine, and gives a procedure.
2. What happens in the transmission and even the engine crankshaft?
Also, I noticed some particular steps you gotta take, like "Hold the brake down while shifting to N." (see below)
....hmmmm, clues, yet I'm not sure what is turning among the ring gear (motor), planet carrier (engine), and sun gear (motor)?.
There aren't any clutches to stop anything from turning, right??? Some hybrid systems will disconnect (declutch stuff, I know, but not ours AFAIK.
Here is the Owner's Manual Instructions:
Note the part that says, after you turn the car completely ON, then hold the brake down and shift into N. What does that do?