Long-Term Test Update: 2004 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
...it hasn't been a problem since
Many of the logbook notes make reference to the Silverado Hybrid's frustrating hypersensitive start/stop feature. Sometimes, it'll immediately shut down at a stop; another time, it may just sit there, running. We've waited at a stoplight with the engine idling, then, as Murphy's Law would have it, the engine shuts down just as the light turns green. This encourages rolling through stop signs to avoid the stall-bump-start-wheelspin routine.
One editor loaded his Honda CR250 onto the bed, tied it down, and went for a drive. By the time he reached his destination, the bike's front tire had bent the bed's front rail and even bumped up the sheetmetal on the back of the cab. The dealer service technician was unable to duplicate our low-oil-pressure-light issue, although he checked the sensor and for any electronic warning codes; it hasn't been a problem since.
He also secured a loose brake-pedal pad and replaced both rear-door window seals that had minor leaks. The rest of this service call consisted of standard oil/filter/tire rotation/check fluid levels service for $41.76.