How to Drive a Tahoe Hybrid: 2, 4, Neutral

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid - All Mine for a Week

Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid - All Mine for a Week

The darn thing would not accelerate beyond 40 miles per hour and my foot was pressing the pedal to the floor. It chugged and rattled yet I had no idea why. Definitely felt as though the parking brake was on. Nope, checked that. The light with the triangle, car and skids glowed warning orange. (StabiliTrak indicator.)

What is going on?

I looked at the dial and the truck was in 4-wheel-drive mode yet it was turned to 2-wheel drive.


Was something wrong with this SUV I had use of for the week?

In some aspect, I’m like a guy in that I don’t like asking for help but figured I better call Prestige, the company who provided the vehicle, to tell them what was up.

Bless him. Angelo, my primary contact, was patient and after a few phone calls back and forth, we had the situation figured out.

Somehow, the vehicle kicked into 4-wheel drive and wouldn’t get in 2-wheel drive mode. The solution? Neutral.

Doh! Did I feel stupid. Such a simple solution and I thought I had tried that at one point but guess not.

So, all is well and tomorrow I begin my Florida road trip adventure of doing something and/or learning something new. Woo-hoo!

Disclosure: My week’s use of this Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is a direct result of a blogging contest hosted by


Author: Solo Travel Girl Admin

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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