Rockstar working on fix for GTAV vanishing vehicle bug

Developer says it has received reports about problems with cars and garages; "unfortunately, we do not currently have a workaround to recover a car if it is missing," studio explains.

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Grand Theft Auto V developer Rockstar Games is aware of issues some users are reporting where upgraded vehicles have vanished from garages, but has no workaround at the moment.

On the Rockstar Games Support page, the developer said it has received reports about problems with cars and upgrades--particularly after upgrading vehicles and then completing a mission--and is "looking into" the bug.

"Unfortunately, we do not currently have a workaround to recover a car if it is missing," Rockstar Games said. "Also please note that vehicle saves in the garage of one safehouse may not show up in the garage of a different safehouse."

Rockstar Games further explained that the issue may occur if players drive another character's personal vehicle.

While the developer looks into a fix for the issue, the company said players should avoid parking a car in a garage, driving one already in a garage, or getting in a default vehicle when playing as a character other than the one associated with upgrades already earned.

Those who would like to receive an automatic email notification when more information or a fix for the issue is available can log into the Support Site and click Subscribe.

GTAV launched last week and generated a record-setting $1 billion in three days. It reached that sales milestone faster than any other entertainment property in history. For more, check out GameSpot's review of GTAV.

Discussion

410 comments
edbeam
edbeam

O artur e o diogo sao gays


DeathProofDelta
DeathProofDelta

I thought the cars end up in the impound as long as you have saved them in the Grove Street Garage $250 to get them back though.

stockburn
stockburn

What a bummer.  I bought the collectors edition just for the garage from get go.  You know 150 dollars.  Had I known rockstar would have dropped the ball on this, I would have never bought the collectors edition.  I feel ripped off!!!  Its the most expensive game ever for xbox!

p3hu3n
p3hu3n

https://www.change.org/es-AR/peticiones/rockstar-games-obsequien-el-garage-para-veh%C3%ADculos-personalizados-de-la-edici%C3%B3n-coleccionista-como-disculpa-a-los-bugs-de-guardar-autos-en-gta-5

Apoyen! es para que rockstar obsequie el garage como disculpa por los bugs de guardar/perder autos personalizados en GTA5. Saludos!

Support!, its a change.org. petition to rockstar... to give collectors edition garage for free, as an apology for the bugs saving/losing Cars and customizations. THX.

Darkstalker77
Darkstalker77

This is such bullshit, theyve fucked up so many of the mechanics and they still havent fixed them, i  just lost my favourite car for the 3rd time and this time i cant get it back without losing tones of progress so im just not gunna play this peice of shit again till rockstar get of their asses and fix it. And for god sake add the option to quit missions!

LE5LO
LE5LO

After 60 hours of playing I'm pretty sure I've avoided this problem entirely because I haven't modified any cars. it's no guarantee but just don't mod the cars you want to save in your garage and they SHOULD be fine.

troyhalo34
troyhalo34

If I by a car online will it reaper in my garage after I total it? Mine is missing I assume that's the glitch or did I need to bring it back to the garage?

ioshilee
ioshilee

I've lost my Range Rover and Viper to this stupid bug! 

frylock1987
frylock1987

I have yet to have any of my cars disappear on me. But that's because I do hard saves instead of quicksaves.


Atleast GTA 5 isn't filled with bugs and game breaking bugs like most Bethesda games.

DAPalicious
DAPalicious

no problem losing the car, but the money i spent upgrading went down the drain. :(

ApocaLeepse
ApocaLeepse

Although it's actually a garage this time around, the "temporary" garages seem to use the same vehicle saving system as the one in GTA IV, which I lost a lot of cars to back in the day.

They should have just taken a page from Saints Row's book and used the garage system that game uses instead. GTA beats SR in many ways, but the garage system isn't one of them.

Sky_Stifler
Sky_Stifler

We were stealing cars from innocent people from 1st GTA, now it's the revenge time and people will steal cars from us :D

mat0265
mat0265

It happened the same to me at franklins garage yesterday, i had a nissan gtr and a koenissegg that went missing. Today i came back to franklin´s house and they had appeared again, you just have to wait for them to come back

Textfield
Textfield

Either way thanks for the best game i've ever played in my life.

VakarianGirl
VakarianGirl

I had a Ferrari (OK I can't remember the GTAV name for it right now) save in Franklin's garage that disappeared along with my crotch-rocket bike.  Strange strange.  Ah well - it's only been out for a week.  Patches to come I'm sure.

BattleOverlord
BattleOverlord

You are lucky guys when your cars are disappearing or missing. We PC gamers cant even enjoy this disappearing ;)

Daian
Daian

Hurray, lets keep giving this game 10/10 because clearly it's perfect! That was sarcasm.

steelmouth
steelmouth

Just tell this people hey sorry you got robbed and the police cant currently locate your car

Apathy4Marmite
Apathy4Marmite

Easy Fix: Use the garage system from Saints Row.

Having 50 vehicles to choose from stored in a garage built for one car may not be realistic, but it's much more convenient than having your $1,200,000 pseudo-Veyron disappear for no damn reason.

Zxar07
Zxar07

My Comet went missing after I got jumped coming out of the barbershop with Franklin, I did put it in the garage and saved it before going there, maybe those assholes just took it lol.


But I think you are better off letting your cars get impounded if this keeps happening. Sometimes though they are exactly where you left them.

Saketume
Saketume

Same old bug as previous GTA games. When will they learn.

Not having vehicles vanishing because of vast changes in how the game handles persistent objects in multiplayer etc. was one of the advertised features for GTA V that excited me. Now I hear they still randomly vanish haha.

I'm going to have a guess that they're still working with the same code base then.

DeathProofDelta
DeathProofDelta

Yeah my cars keep disappearing, so I've done up the default cars but that's it until they sort this bug out. AWESOME game though...........

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

Yeah. I've already lost some really cool custom cars that way.... its okay though I just used the infinite money glitch, and now I just make a car, and run the hell out of it... 

Batmanager
Batmanager

1. Why is this shit news?
2. Why do these shitty news have over 370 comments by now?

tightwad34
tightwad34

I haven't had this happen. It's a good thing there's an unlimited amount of cars to steal.

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

needs few fixes, cat belive people complained that game got 9, it doesnt have what it takes for a 10 score, but again since launch of current gen most ga,es are never final, there is updates and fixes along the way, fuck reviews

DeFiLeDTitan
DeFiLeDTitan

this sounds familiar. I always just chalked it up to someone stealing my car in gta4. You are playing GTA after all

lt_kiji
lt_kiji

I lost my Z-type in the game and im not even mad, bugs happen.

Vodoo
Vodoo

The game is so huge and enormous that it's impossible to get every single bug before launch, though this seems like an issue the play-testers should've found. It seems more like a surface bug (a bug that happens without doing anything super complicated to get to occur). Having said that, I think they did a better job with biugs in this game than Bethesda does with ANY of their Elder Scrolls games.

ddoggbritt16
ddoggbritt16

so if i download it with a 360 i download it to the hard drive


PJthePlayer2
PJthePlayer2

I've been playing this and it has already happened to me twice... one with a Vapid Dominator and again with a Vapid Bullet.  Wasted a big chunk of my in-game cash on them too.  What a load of shenanigans.

 Console version = beta test for upcoming PC version.  :)

Trucktom
Trucktom

Cars randomly disappearing from garages has been a problem with every GTA game. Ten years and counting and they still can't figure it out. If your hoping for a fix soon I wouldn't hold my breath.

bbdavo55
bbdavo55

that's not a glitch lol motherf*cker this is GTA! people steal!

jamenta8
jamenta8

I first noticed this glitch when I was playing Franklin and had stored his car in the garage, came back next day, and the same car was stacked on top of a duplicate.  Like the car was instanced twice, and both cars were in the garage, but one was on top of the other.

Weird.

BobTrivioni
BobTrivioni

For those who were angry that it was not a 10/10 this is why, it has some glitches. :P Not to start a war, just saying.

zintarr
zintarr

Its not a bug.

Lester just jacked your ride!

conway4590
conway4590

that happend to me. i spent half of my money fixing a car up and it was gone the next time. but michaels car that i store at his house is always there. but its doesnt bother me that much. such a great game.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

I change car often so this does not affect me.,

Darkstalker77
Darkstalker77

@LE5LO 

Its all very well saying dont mod cars but thats a major feature of the game that everyone wants to use, so given that its a completely broken mechanic rockstar should have got of their asses and fixed it by now

Darkstalker77
Darkstalker77

@frylock1987 

Actually it is more glitchy than any bethesda game ive ever played, i was making comments just like you until yesterday and today where i permanently lost 3 of my favourite cars that i spent hundreads of thousands of dollars on so now im quitting this peice of shit until rockstar get of their asses and fix it

ApocaLeepse
ApocaLeepse

@Apathy4Marmite Exactly. GTA is miles better than Saints Row, especially these days, but the garage system will always be better simply because players will gladly take being able to save as many vehicles as they like in one garage over realism.

Lacarus
Lacarus

@WolfgarTheQuiet There have always been bugs and fixes along the way. Before the internet, they came with expansions and then later by free updates. This was before the current gen only reserved for pc, so console gamers would have to live with the bugs. 

stockburn
stockburn

@Vodoo 


So it seems.  Skyrim was bug riddled, still is in some cases, but they worked it out fine.


I just can't imagine how rockstar missed this MAJOR bug in play testing.  I found the bug within 2 hours of playing.  I've also wasted more than 10 million in upgrades because of it.


stockburn
stockburn

@shiinkii @Daian 

Not really.  I encountered a bug with the boats not appearing in the marina slips too.  I also bought a crusader and a rhino, they never came to me, said they were delivered, but they weren't.


also the golf club mission, after I killed the dude, I took his golf club to give to nigel.  I was killed by police officers, wasted, and it said the mission was complete.  


The game has bugs everywhere.


Oh and why provide sailboats where the SAILS don't work?  You can't even move the boom.  That is stoopid.


Also, the hotknife can 4 wheel better than the quad cab ford truck that is lifted?  That seems ridiculously lame.  I mean, even a mini cooper can 4 wheel in the mountains.  Since it is grand theft AUTO, you would think they would make some of these cars not even possible to 4 wheel without damage.  


Oh and yeah, I did the main mission quests in 41 hours.  So I know what I'm talking about.