Ask a veteran ARKS!

It is a bug.

Specifically, this. It looks like you can avoid the bug by separating the change of color from other pass-requiring changes.

Isn't the grace period only for Store (SG) bought passes?

How do I get abducted in the base game so that other players can face clones of my character in Emergency Codes?

Got to spam time attack and you may get abducted.

@DarkIsuka Yes it does not work with free ones.