See my previous answer to your question
This is not intended to be legal advise or as legal representation. I am a California personal injury attorney . Be aware that every state has its own statute of limitations; and statutes & case laws that govern the handling of these matters.
Since you knew that the brakes were faulty, you are responsible due to your negligence to get the brakes repaired and driving around in a vehicle that you knew could not necessarily respond to certain traffic conditions.
There is no question that you would be held responsible. My question is why would you risk injuring yourself and others by driving with faulty brakes that you believe are covered under a manufacturer's warranty? You need to stop driving this vehicle immediately and have it towed to a repair facility to fix the brakes.
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