Any new 'R' owners may want to pay more attention to this topic. I wish I had.
Here is just one of many threads on this subject: https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...acket-of-death
Driving home today, due to construction on our street, our driveway was blocked and I pulled into my neighbousrs drive. Four people in the VR and it scraped the ground quite hard. Heard a grinding sound right way. An hour later I was able to get into my drive and I jacked up the car and had a look. The EBD was bent back and pushing up on the resonator. The resonator was touching the driveshaft. Removed the bracket and used a prybar to pull the exhaust back down. Everything looked OK until I took it for a drive arround the block. Vibration starting at 25 mph. Taking it to the stealership tomorrow morning. Not likely that they will cover this under warranty.
Out of curiosity, after I got the EBD off, I took the car next door and checked the clearance. Sure enough, with no one in the car, there was about 1 inch clearance at the point of impact. It was not so much a bump in the drive, but more of a change in angle and looks like it should not have been an issue.
CONCLUSION: Whover designed this bracket at Volvo was out of their skull.