The petition was the latest in a string of claims that Toyota vehicles can accelerate on their own dating to 2009.
The U.S. government’s road safety agency is investigating complaints that a trim panel can cause unwanted acceleration in Nissan Versa small cars.
Guadalupe Alberto died instantly in the April 2008 crash in Flint when her 2005 Toyota Camry slammed into a tree after alleged sudden acceleration.
A jury says Toyota is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry crashed.
A U.S. judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a $1 billion-plus settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. in cases involving problems of sudden, unintended acceleration by its vehicles, a plaintiffs’ attorney said.