Today as I was washing my car I noticed a bubble on the sidewall of the driver's side front tire. Needless to say I was not a happy camper.<P>I took the car to the dealer and they had their head mechanic and service manager take a look at it. As far as I know I did not hit a pot hole, curb or anything else. They also said that if I had hit something there would probably be some damage to the rims and the tire, of which there was none.<P>They told me to go down the street to one of those large tire stores to have them look at it. The tire people gave me the run around. They told me that I would have to pay for the new one and fight it out with Pirelli to try and get a reimbursement. They insisted I must have hit somethi ng even though there was no indication. <P>So I went back to the dealer.The car has only 1350 miles on it and needless to say that I was not a happy camper. I told them I wanted them to replace the tire and that I shouldn't have to pay for it being that the car is only 5 weeks old.<P>They replaced the tire and told me they would try to get reimbursement from Pirelli, but if they were not successful that they would charge me what their cost for the tire was. <P>I got the tire replaced but walked away from there pretty disgusted. Seem like these tire have been a bit of a problem and I can't believe that Volvo would continue to use these tires if people are having problems like this. It seems that I shouldn't have to put up this kind of money so shortly after buying a new vehicle.<P>It seems I've read here or one of the other forums that others have had similar problems. Has anyone had any success in getting reimbursed for the tire being a defect?