A few years ago, I was outside when a guy brought his car in for inspection and it made all kinds of noise when he hit the brakes. As soon as he got out, I told him it sounded like he was gonna' need brakes. He said "Yeah, it might...it just started makin' noise on the way out here." I took it in and pulled the left front wheel......only the outer flange and some of the internal webbing was left. There was no brake pad and only a circle cut out of the backing plate was left inside the caliper piston. The piston was beat-up and largely ground-down from cutting through the rotor. Nothing of the inner flange of the rotor remained. If that thing just started makin' noise on the way out......he musta' been comin' from Mozambique.