Crew locks on all crews for not using one crew

its happened several times now where if i dont use one of my crews and leave, i get a crew lock on all of them

I have never seen that.

There is probably another condition that is being set to get the lock too. > time or activity, etc.

I never had an empty crew locked. Never!

I don’t think the OP meant a lock because he had a crew on vacation, but that they got locked because he didn’t spawn one with a vehicle.
But mebe they will clarify…

If you didn’t spawn a vehicle at all then all of your vehicles will get crew locked. The only times you won’t get crew lock is if you spawn a vehicle (it won’t get locked if you leave) or use all available spawns in that game.