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

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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