Was fixed by suspected content factor as it could no longer be reproduced in 4.8.
DESCRIPTION: If you try to open the physics asset for the Advanced Vehicle template will throw a warning that the physics asset has no default skeleton and that it will be replaced with the default skeletal mesh SkeletalCube.
ATTACHED: image of warning
OS: Windows 8.1
PROCESSOR: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2620 @ 2.10GHz
MEMORY: 32GB RAM
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
1. Open UE4
2. create a Advanced Vehicle Template project
3. Locate the Vehicle Physics Asset
4. Open the asset
Expected: The Phat editor will open with the correctly selected skeleton
RESULTS: There is a warning that there is no skeleton and a default will be assigned.
WORKAROUND: Export the vehicle skeleton as FBX and reimport. Then open the Vehicle Physics Asset with no issue.
There's no existing public thread on this issue, so head over toAnswerHub just mention UE-6173 in the post.