The P217E Code is related with the car engine problem and it needs to know the meaning of the code. The general meaning of the code is not used for solving the car engine problem. The automobile meaning of the engine code is p for Powertrain Code Problem is related engine, transmission and emissions systems. 2 for MFG – Manufacturer Specific. 1 for Transmission. 7 for Vehicle Speed Output Circuit and E is TFP Valve Position Switch-Drive Without Drive Ratio. The engine code P217E OBD 2 on cars with automatically controlled automatic transmissions, the 3-4 shift solenoid is accountable for activating the hydraulic circuits to start clutches or bands that alterate gears inside the automatic transmission.