Guys, I just read this over at brickyard:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.brickboard.com/AWD/index.htm?id=138793" TARGET=_blank>http://www.brickboard.com/AWD/index.htm?id=138793</A> <P>where a guy bumped into a concrete parking headstone which deflected the engine ECU air vent tube that hung under the car into the engine's serpentine belt which jumped off track into the timing belt which jumped off track which bent the valves and poked holes in the pistons.<P>Poor guy's out over $3500 and Volvo won't repair it under warranty. Looks like a totally bad design because the vent tube is rigid and in close proximity to the serpentine belt.<P>My wife's S80 2.9 built in January 2000 doesn't seem to have the vent tube under the engine-bay pan, but I wonder how many other folks might have this problem (if it is even a real problem.)<P>This is a heads-up for other owners: you might want to check this and trim the tube and save yourself the cost of replacing the engine.<P>I'm surprised Volvo didn't say "OK, you pay for the bent plastic tube, we'll pay for the belts and engine because it was such a close design." It certainly would've made the guy happy, at least. <P>But I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't buy another Volvo after being turned down on a warranty claim like this. <P>Would you?