Elon Musk's first claim to fame Tesla is still the first brand to come to mind when electric cars are mentioned, but it has also been involved in crashes caused by autopilot and cameras recording private garages. Several Chinese apps, smartphone brands and other firms have faced restrictions and bans in the US as well as India over security and privacy issues.
Now Tesla has been forced to recall more than a million of its cars manufactured in China, because of potential safety risks.
Setback for expansion in China?
Tesla produces two million vehicles a year at its plant in Shanghai, which marked the firm's entry into China.
The big recall comes a month after the EV maker was planning to scale up its investments in the country.
According to China's market regulator, Tesla will be pulling back the cars, both imported and made in the country, due to management rules about deficient vehicles.
Not a first for Tesla
Earlier this year, Tesla had also recalled more than three lakh vehicles in February since they were equipped with an experimental driver assistance software.
The technology made cars act in an unsafe manner around intersections, as they ignored stop signs and proceeded without due caution in many cases.
Tesla has been manufacturing and selling electric cars in China since 2017, but its entry into Indian markets has been blocked because of disagreements with import duty with the government.