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This page is a sub-page of Just Cause 2 Bugs and glitches. It was created, because the bugs page became too large and difficult to properly organize.

Vehicle glitches are vehicle related bugs and glitches. These are problems, caused by the game programming. The game platform tag ( PC  ,  360  ,  PS3  , or  All Platforms  ) should be added to all of them.

Surviving a vehicle explosionEdit

 All Platforms   If you drive a vehicle like a car or truck off a mountain, sometimes it will explode, but you will still be in the car and alive. However, if the vehicle stops moving, you will die immediately.

Equiping a 2-handed weapon in a vehicleEdit

 All Platforms   This is a fun and simple glitch. If you have a Shimuzu ATV 110 and you stunt jump into it from you parachute while having your 2-handed weapon equiped, you can shoot your 2-handed weapon from your ATV.

It also works with any other single person vehicle that isn't a motorcycle. The steering wheel will move as if Rico was steering it, but Rico's arms will not be touching it, making it look like he is moving it with his mind.

Car suspension glitchEdit

 All Platforms  

Car suspension can sometimes appear much higher than it should. Entering the car will fix this.
Suspension glitch

Suspension glitch.

Stuck in the air after exiting a carEdit

 All Platforms   Very rarely, exiting a vehicle (like a car or truck) while it is rolling will cause the player to teleport out of the vehicle, and the player will be stuck in mid-air and be frozen in place with his arms stretched out like he is holding on to an invisible steering wheel. Be warned, the only way to get out is to load another saved game or to get killed. However, when the vehicle is destroyed by the enemy, Rico will sometimes return to the walking position.

Getting killed while exiting a vehicleEdit

 All Platforms  Exiting a car or motorcycle in the middle of hitting a fence or another object, Rico can become glitched into the body of the car, causing it to kill him.

Rico's arm, stuck in the back of a bikeEdit

 All Platforms  Sometimes when turning on a Makoto and jumping off Rico's arm will become stuck in the back part of the bike, the only way to fix this is to exit to the main menu.

Shaking boats and carsEdit

 All Platforms  Sometimes Kuang Sunsets have a glitch where half of the ship starts shaking manically.

Sometimes cars will begin to shake erratically making them unbearable to drive.

Civilian vehicle crashesEdit

  •  All Platforms  Planes will sometimes crash into the Motorway/Highway bridge towers in Panau City. They can also crash at the Panau Falls Casino.
  • Cars may crash into barriers and explode. This was seen at an intersection in the snowy region.
  • Some boats in rivers/canals will crash into each other or the river banks. Boats can also crash into beaches. When that happens, the driver jumps out.
  • Some cars spawn inside each other and explode.

Vehicle discolourationEdit

 PC   360   Occasionally, some vehicles will change colour. So far:

Some have speculated that after driving around in the game for a long period of time, usually between 30 and 60 minutes, vehicles will start to glow.

Usually when in idle the vehicle will be normal white color, but in use by a civilian, soldier or Rico, the vehicle will have its abnormal glow, this is demonstrated in this video (link to YouTube) and in this video (also YouTube).

So far the only known fix is to restart the game.

Parachute related glitchesEdit

Infinite fall with parachuteEdit

If you fall from a height such as out of a helicopter or plane and fall near a building then if you pull out your parachute and hold the left stick in the left or right direction you can stay in the air forever. Make sure that as you spin around the parachute goes above the building at one point and that your body is below it at all times this way the parachute is stuck on the building but you are still stuck in mid-air. A somewhat pointless glitch but it's still there.

Invisible ParachuteEdit

 All Platforms  

If you open the parachute in a certain situation, the parachute will be invisible. You can still perform any action you could if it were visible.

Just Cause 2 Odd Glitch

Just Cause 2 Odd Glitch

Easy stunt driver pointsEdit

 All Platforms  

Grappling a car to an Aeroliner 474 at the Panau International Airport and getting into the car as the plane is taking off will give you easy stunt points.

Just Cause 2 easy stunt driver points

Just Cause 2 easy stunt driver points

Walkthrough of easy stunt driver points

Rowlinson K22 eagle-eye viewEdit

 All Platforms  You can suddenly hit some invisible barrier, while flying a Rowlinson K22 helicopter. This causes the camera to go everywhere for a few seconds, after which you will have an eagle eye view of everything as if you were thousands of feet above where you actually are. This problem may fix itself after a while.

Firing a weapon inside a vehicleEdit

 PC   The Tuk Tuk Boom Boom has a glitch, in which you can fire a single handed weapon while inside it, but it damages the vehicle.

Underwater H-62 QuapawEdit

 All Platforms  If you ditch it over water, it won't blow up when it hits the water. It gets glitched and goes underwater with the alarm and red lights still flashing and the sound of the blades still spinning. It goes about 16 feet deep then it resurfaces then repeats the same thing over and over.

Fly H-62 Quapaw with alarm and red lightsEdit


While flying a H-62 Quapaw you can exit it, causing the red lights and alarm to be activated and then re-enter the helicopter while you're Skydiving. You will be able to fly it normally, but the emergency lights will remain on.

Agency GV-104 Razorback weapon glitchEdit


The Agency GV-104 Razorback can be upgraded at the Black Market to get Miniguns. There's a glitch that prevents the miniguns from ever showing up. There is no known fix for this. Not even reinstalling the game and starting a new game will fix this.

Exploding military vehiclesEdit

 All Platforms  

Many small Military base outposts that have a Maddox FVA 45 have it in a glitched spawn point where the car should have items leaning against it, which usually causes the vehicle to catch on fire and explode, or at least obtain heavy damage, when it spawns. At some locations the vehicle spawns inside a small shed, destroying the shed. This can result in the player being credited with the 50 Chaos points for the destroyed military vehicle and even gaining Heat, depending on the situation.

Near the Reapers stronghold Pemainan Racun, past a nearby Panau Military Checkpoint, a Chepachet PVD next to a Gas Station spawns inside a palm tree, causing it to explode and giving the player 50 Chaos points as the player nears. The location is X:13705; Y:25100.

Blaine's invincible Snakehead T20Edit

Sometimes at Karl Blaine's Residence, there will be a glitch on the Snakehead T20 that spawns at the small dock. The Snakehead will be able to sustain fast impacts and crashes with anything. Explosives and bullets will still harm the boat. This has been fixed by an official patch.

Exiting car grenade glitchEdit

If you are braking whilst exiting a car you can throw/drop a Grenade and when you have fully exited the car you can pick it back up.

Sinking Snakehead T20Edit

 All Platforms  Sometimes when jumping over beaches and surfing over the small islands in the Snakehead T20, the boat will sometimes tip and dive underwater, and then sink down under to the ocean bed while Rico is still in it, when the boat goes back up, it, along with Rico, will go up at a high speed towards the surface. When Rico's at the surface you can watch the boat launch approximately 3 meters out of the water.

Rico shooting at the Tuk Tuk Boom Booms windowEdit

 PC  There's a glitch in the PC version of the game that causes Rico to fire one of his one handed guns simultaneously every time he fires the gun on the Tuk Tuk Boom Boom. This results in a hole in the front window, which keeps getting bigger with every shot. Shooting sideways is safe, because Rico will also shoot that way. Shooting backwards will make Rico wait until the camera is pointing forward (or to the side) again to make the shot.

UH-10 Chippewa with no rotors and/or weaponsEdit

 All Platforms  There is a glitch where a UH-10 Chippewa has no rotors and seems to fly in perfect control as if it had rotors. In the video the glitched Chippewa had been hijacked. This is a relatively common glitch and can be seen in most, if not all versions of the game. The same helicopter can sometimes appear during Heat with out weapons. An unarmed rotorless helicopter is quite rare. There is no known fix for this, but at least it happens rarely. When it happens, the helicopter usually has only 1 soldier, so it's completely defenseless.

This glitch happens most frequently at Communication Outposts, when the outpost gets air support.

Just Cause 2 Invisible rotors?

Just Cause 2 Invisible rotors?

Helicopter spawning inside a buildingEdit

See the video, it's at about the half way point:

Just Cause 2 video

Entering an aircraft can make Rico teleportEdit

It's not known what game versions this can happen in, but it has been reported to be possible in any aircraft.

Sports cars become too commonEdit

It's not known what game versions this can happen in, but it has been reported that fancy sports cars, such as the Civadier 999, may sometimes become very abundant, spawning as if they were common cars. Motorcycles are unaffected. Common cars will become rare. Seen at the Panau City Docks District. It is also possible that sports cars are suppose to be more common in the city.

Pulau Berapi AH-33 Topachula GlitchEdit

There are two AH-33 Topachulas at the western harbor of Pulau Berapi. One spawns normally on the helipad, but the other spawns near a building. When you take off in it, the blades hit the building repeatedly and damage the helicopter. This is a quite minor glitch, but damages the heli.

Sensitive planesEdit

 All Platforms   When double Grappling a car to a Plane as it is taking off, if the car so much as bumps the plane mid air, the plane explodes and falls out of the sky. This also happens if you bump planes along side an NPC flying another plane.

Planes are much less sensitive to crash damage while their wheels are down.

Shimuzu Tracline from Black MarketEdit

 PC  When ordering a Shimuzu ATV 110 from the Black Market, the player might instead get a Shimuzu Tracline. The vehicle looks identical, so only the name is different. How this affects the upgrades is unknown.

Civilian cars spawning in military bases Edit

 All Platforms   Civilian vehicles can spawn on the roads inside larger bases. The vehicles get confused at the ends of the roads and try to turn around, often just crashing. This is some kind of a glitch.

Chevalier Ice Breaker spawning with wrong nameEdit


In the black market, its name is "dlc name txt 07" It is unknown what caused this.

Invisible Civilians Edit

Some civilians appear invisible, some with only pants, or shirts, some headless.

Impaling a BoatEdit

Sometimes, when crashing full-speed into another boat, your boat will phase through the other boat and get stuck, embedding itself in the other boat's hull and destroying both boats.

Video of this.

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