FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Porsche launched a precautionary worldwide recall of its 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid sportscar, which can cost up to 850,000 euros ($937,000), saying a carbon fiber part could damage the cooling system and needed to be checked.
Porsche, part of Volkswagen Group, said the affected cars were made before the end of April 2015, including 223 vehicles in the U.S., 76 in Germany and 28 in Switzerland. Owners would be contacted directly.
"The cause was identified following a detailed examination of inquiries," Porsche said in a statement on Friday. "Corrective measures have subsequently been taken in manufacturing."
The company had previously announced a recall of the 918 Spyder at the end of last year in a precautionary check for defective parts.