I have a 2006 2 litre mx5 with 86000 miles on the clock.
I did a full service as soon as I bought the car about 8 months ago and the only thing that was a cautionary was the break pads and disks. Last week my brother drove the car for about 10 minutes (I was in the car with him) and parked it back in my drive. The following morning I noticed that he had pulled the hand brake really high up, way higher than what I usually pull it. When I started driving the car I noticed a scratching/mild grinding noise coming off the back wheel (passenger side) so my first thought was maybe it was the over pulling of the handbrake that has caused it to get stuck or something. The car is still driving fine without any noticeable drag though so I am not sure if my theory holds true. Also when I speed up the sounds gets louder and being in neutral does not reduce the noise.
I jacked the car up to see if it is the bearing but there does not seem to be any play/wobble in the wheel when I grab it at 9 and 3 o’clock and move it. So I still think the over pulling of the handbrake could be the culprit but would love to know your thoughts on any similar issues you may have had.