@SauteePan - I heard about those cases. It is terrible because you move into a new home and you are all excited that the last thing you want to do is have to move out because of faulty construction.
I know that product liability cases like those with Toyota really gave the company a lot of negative press. The cases of many families dying as a result of accidents because of sudden acceleration and faulty brakes really made many people stay away from these cars.
Even with all of the millions of cars that the company recalled and the money paid out in direct liability cases many people are still uncomfortable driving these cars. Some people even felt that the company knew about these engineering problems but chose to look the other way.