2012 Toyota camry SE

Asked by Apr 12, 2017 at 04:57 PM about the 2012 Toyota Camry SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put car in Drive but car is in S or manual.
This happens every once in a while. So I
have to put go into S then put it back in
Drive. Very frustrating cannot figure out why
car thinks I'm in S when I'm in D or Auto..

6 Answers


Are you indicating the shift lever is in Drive...but...the indicator light on the dash says you are in some other gear?

The tiptronic mechanism I put shifter in Drive position but reads S on dash. Happens on a ever so often basis. I am not paying attention until I hear the engine reving and I look at dash and it's in 1st gear so I quickly put Shifter in S mode to shift. After that I put shifter in D position and it's okay until next time it happens.


This sounds like a computer malfunction. Requires Scan Tool diagnosis. Any warning light on or flashing?

No warning light or flashing. I cannot get it serviced they will only run a diagnostic while it's happening, so I wait till it happens then drive it in I guess. Just wish I could check it myself with a computer diagnostic when it happens.


Suggest you call a few auto parts stores and ask if they offer a FREE scan of the computers on this vehicle. Write down the code ID and it s description.


Greg....did you ever find a fix for this vehicle?

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