In “GTA V”, have you spent a good chunk of change upgrading your totally sweet ride into something sweeter, which was then saved in one of your character’s garages, only to have the whole thing just disappear?
If so, you’re not alone. The scenario above has been happening to a lot of people as of late, thanks to an annoying bug.
Over at Rockstar’s support page, you’ll find the following questions and answer:
Question: I upgraded my car and then completed a mission, and now my car is gone. Help!
Question: I’ve lost some of my upgrades after completing some missions and then checking my garage. What should I do?
Answer: 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. If you would like to receive an automatic email notification as soon as there is more information, please log into the Support Site and click Subscribe at the top of this page.
Also please note that vehicles saves in the garage of one safehouse (Franklin’s Aunt’s) may not show up in the garage of a different safehouse (Franklin’s Vinewood Hills).
Not long after, the following update was posted:
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.
Basically, instead of wasting cash on making the car of your dreams, which risks vanishing, simply jack whatever pretty ones that come your way. Given the abundance of primo vehicles that the streets of Los Santos contains, and also considering the very name of the game as well, it’s not the worst of solutions.