After an hour’s drive on the highway, my car started slowing down even though the cruise control was set and there were no cars in front of me.
After a few minutes of that, the car started shuddering whenever I stepped on the gas. I pulled over to see what was going on. Smoke, heat, and stench were coming out of one of the front wheel wells.
I had the car towed to the dealer, and they found nothing. There were no score or scorch marks on the brake disk, the calipers didn’t show any signs of wear, and they test drove it without noticing anything.
After I picked up the car, I drove it back to where the problem happened (one hour) and back (another hour). There didn’t seem to be anything wrong.
I’ve been driving it around, city and highway, for a week now with no trouble; but I’m nervous.