In a game as big as Grand Theft Auto V is, bugs of all kinds are expected, and are hopefully going to be quashed with each new patch that Rockstar releases for the game (hopefully one is coming soon).
When it comes to an issue that involves losing your car or your car’s upgrades in the garage, the Rockstar support site offered up this response, recommending you don’t use the garage in certain situations:
We have received some reports about problems with cars and garages, particularly after upgrading and then completing a mission, and are looking into this now. Unfortunately, we do not currently have a workaround to recover a car if it is missing.
They then gave this update:
This issue may occur if you drive another character’s personal vehicle. We are looking into a fix to prevent this from occurring in the future. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification when the fix is live, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page. In the meantime, please try to 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 with your upgrades.
And these tips:
- Sign up for Social Club and store your cars in the Social Club garage, while doing missions.
- If you lose a vehicle during a mission, try checking the mission start point, the character’s safehouse, or the mission endpoint. Also check the impound.
- Recover vehicles from the impound every time there is a vehicle there, if it is one you wish to keep, and take it to the character’s Social Club garage. Cars in the impound can be overwritten with more recently driven cars if you do not retrieve them.
- If you start a mission with a custom car, failing that mission by destroying the car or dying while inside it can cause the car to disappear. Try to avoid destroying personal cars on missions, or store them in the Social Club garage while playing through the story.
When Rockstar releases a new patch for Grand Theft Auto V, we’ll be sure to let you know (if you notice it before we post anything though, please email us at [email protected]), but in the meantime, feel free to let us know in the comments below what the craziest glitches are that you’ve experienced so far.