The petition was the latest in a string of claims that Toyota vehicles can accelerate on their own dating to 2009.
Two competing visions could determine how you first experience a driverless car.
Automakers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. are scrambling to figure out which models are now covered.
Toyota is recalling 112,500 cars and SUVs to fix problems with electric power steering controls and electric vehicle software.
More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.
Toyota is utilizing Oculus Rift technology to demonstrate the dangers of distracted driving to teens and adults at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center.
The automaker is expanding its powertrain operations in Ann Arbor Township and consolidating vehicle development operations at a new facility in nearby York Township.
If the problem isn’t fixed, Toyota said the fuel leaks can cause car fires.
U.S. safety regulators are ordering Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. to provide more information about air bags that can explode and shoot shrapnel toward drivers and passengers.
So far, more than 12 million vehicles worldwide with air bags made by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. have been recalled for the problem.