Well, lately, my 2006 Prius has been making a strange grinding sound in an oddly specific situation: namely, turning the steering wheel all the way to the right, with the foot on the brake (most often happens when in a parking lot). This does not happen when I turn the wheel to the left, nor does it take place during the normal course of driving (even turning right after a stop). The car seems to have no other problems.
I had the car inspected at Goodyear yesterday, and they found no issues excepts for needing to replace the air filter with the next oil change. As for the grinding, I called up the shop this morning and asked them about the CV joint, the wheel bearings, and the brakes (which seem to be the causes most commonly mentioned in this forum and others). The people at the shop said that all those components were working normally and had no problems.
Might anyone know what’s going on? For all I know, it could just be some debris caught in the tire or the wheel, or possibly a loose lug nut. With winter in Kansas City being what it is, you never know what it might be. I would just like to see what others might think. Like I said earlier, the car seems to be doing great overall, and the people at the shop said as much yesterday.