Originally Posted by ucla95
However the owners manual says it's ok to turn off in D or R. I'll check to see if it does this next time I stop the car in D instead of R. Regardless I don't get any error codes or anything - it's just disconcerting to see that flashing for 20 seconds and have no idea what it means (and nothing in the manual and I've really looked closely).
Its just to warn you the the lever is pushed into the reverse position. That all. No harm is done if you park it with reverse engaged. It still goes into park mode despite the shifter knob being put in reverse. The flashing light is to inform you of this.