I never did mention: I finally got my brakes fixed. About a week after the first incident, I took my van to a locally owned auto shop who had the same problem as that name brand place (ie: the computer couldn't diagnose the problem). He suggested I talk to the auto dealer regarding my problem.
The dealer was able to run a diagnostic and found the problem to be nothing more than a software glitch in the van's computer. Cost? $100 . $100 to reprogram a software glitch... that seems a bit much. Then again, it did provide peace of mind knowing it wasn't a more serious problem.
The brakes themselves? They were fine... no problems at all.