I just found that the recent firmware updates to my D810 and D4 firmware caused the loss of AF for my 2 pre-dock Sigma lenses. In my case they were the 150mm 1:2.8 APO MACRO DG HSM and the 120-300mm 1:2.8 APO DG HSM.
Fortunately I had the previous update files for both cameras. Using Update in the Setup menu I was able to "update" my D810 from C1.13 to C1.12 and my D4 from A1.11 and B1.11 to A1.10 and B1.10. These "updates" restored AF for the Sigmas on both cameras.
I'm not sure that I will bother sending the lenses to Sigma for updates. They are quite heavy and the cost of shipping plus insurance will be substantial, and I'll lose use of the lenses for 2-3 weeks. It appears that the updates are primarily for AF-P lenses. These seem to be primarily DX lenses that I have no interest in.
I suspect this problem affects other bodies and lenses in addition to the ones I have. Check your Nikon bodies and Sigma lenses to be sure. If your Sigma lenses are the newer ones that can use the USB dock, then you should be able to update the lenses firmware to match these latest NIkon camera firmware. If not you'll have to choose between shipping the lenses to Sigma or "updating" your camera firmware to the previous version.
Edited by Gary Poole, 28 March 2018 - 08:46 AM.