Over the past few weeks, many Gran Turismo 5 players around the web have reported a very serious bug in the game’s save file: once it reaches 4165KB in size, it can no longer be used. When the game attempts to load the file, the following (somewhat misleading) PS3 error message will be displayed:
“Insufficient free space on hard disk drive (HDD). At least 32MB required. Please exit the game and free up some space. 0×00000015 “
As of writing, it is unknown if there is any way to get around this error message, reduce the file’s size, or recover your data. Worse yet, it will eventually affect everyone who continues playing GT5. Until Polyphony Digital resolves this issue in a future update, there’s little that you can do, but you can take action now to help ensure it does not affect you.
Kazunori Yamauchi has addressed this issue via Twitter, confirming that it will be fixed in the next game update to be released on February 18th:
"Be fixed in the next update. Sorry for the inconvenience over. RT @co2_uk: This Gran Turismo 5 Bug Can Kill Your Game"