Brake hose failure
Good grief, I know the gearheads have warned plenty of times to check and recheck brake hoses. Ours always looked the same. In my 20 year driving career, never had one break.
Today, one broke on MrsCrzydmnd. Thankfully she realized it in a drive thru, tried driving carefully a few blocks, had NOTHING. So being on a long stretch of road, she called me (almost 100 miles away) and I told her to stop with the e-brake, in neutral. She managed to get stopped safely in a parking spot and called the tow truck.
Enter me, getting home from work this evening, tried every tool in my bag to get the hardline broke loose from the rubber hose. Just mangled the whole mess. It gets towed to our favorite shop in the AM. Ironically the same shop thats going to install a new CV joint tomorrow anyways.
Moral of the story, pay attention when a gearhead tells you to check/change the hoses!