Check if there's enough free space on your HDD and delete the gamedata (not savedata).I guess I have to wait for 1.02 and hope that update installs, because I took my PS3 to a friend's and updated via ethernet and sure thing after 46% it freezes.
Put my game into his PS3 and he gets 1.01 no problem.
Considering buying a small SSD and making a clean OS on there, but it's just too much hassle.
Can't be lazy and search within threads so:
US version, second gen PS3 if that helps. The 15th Anniversary HVC-010 seems to have an error with mapping the turbo parts; it only supports mid- and high-level, but they're mapped to low- and mid- in the Car Settings and this does some wacky things like possibly requiring you to buying all three parts (which requires going to Car Settings for low- and then Tuning Parts for high-) or at least some pair (I already bought them all so I'm not sure which). Not sure if the regular HVC does this, I don't have one yet.
Really wish there was an easy way to send stuff like this to PDI, or at least Sony.
Were you doing one of the endurance races? 5/10/15 minute ones count for this question. I know that's not what they're supposed to do, but I'm always afraid something like this is going to happen in one of those.
I'm not having that problem with ABS off. Currently using a Sprinter Trueno stock with comfort soft tyres and have turned brake up to 9/7 just to lock them at full braking.