Cubase automation off time

Hi, I’m trying to do some volume cuts via 3rd party utility plugins, but for whatever reason the automation is off time. I’ve leave a linked image below to visually show what’s going on. The audio event below the automation is the same track but rendered out, and as you can see it seems to have some sort of offset going on. Is there a way for me to fix this? I’m starting to wonder how much of my other automation is suffering form the same problem now.

Screenshot of the issue:
https://imgur.com/dzRvGAR

I’m having a similar but different issue. I’m automating volume and it is playing back and rendering out of time, but not by a consistent offset. It’s different every time I hit play. Sometimes it’s even right, though most of the time it’s off. Would love it if someone could shed light on this.