I bought this car used with 16,000 miles about 4 months ago\nas a cheap drive to work, that could comfortably carry the\nfamily places if the minivan were in the shop. So far I'm\nhappy with it except for the brakes.\n\nThe rear brakes squeal fairly loudly at the end of braking.\nI had them checked out at a shop I trust not to find problems\nthat don't exist, and they told me the brakes were in like\nnew condition. I guess I'll just have to live with thesqueal.\n\nNow, the front brakes are making a noise I've never heard\nfrom brakes before from any other car. It's tough to hear\nunless it's quiet (no radio, no air, no radio, etc...)\nIt's not metal/metal, and I checked the pads to confirm\nthey're like new. It's not a squeal, either. It sounds\nalmost like friction on rubber, like the sound when someone\nrubs a balloon. It's not a steady sound, but pulses, and\nslows down as the car slows down.\n\nI can't really describe it accurately here, but it's sort\nof "scritch scritch scritch" that slows down and drops in\ntone as the car slows, stops when I come to a full stop.\n\nI had the local shop check the brakes, they again found they\nwere in like new condition, couldn't find any problems.\n(They also had trouble hearing it, but it was noisy there,\nand I had trouble hearing it, too.)\n\nAny ideas? Is this common? Might it be covered under warranty?\nAny help is appreciated. Thanks.