I might have a similar problem, actually. I haven't checked all my landed rockets/rovers/thingies since the update (maybe some are now rigged to explode at first reload), but I finally managed to land a magnificent monster of mine on Eve, without heat shields (just slowing the descent with the thrusters, followed with a shitload of parachutes). It's a huge rocket, attached to a huge rover, and both are supposed to split during descent and land separately with their own parachutes. A beauty I tell you.
However, undocking the rover now triggers the ejection of its wheels. At best. Sometimes its complete explosive desintegration.
So I've re-tested the monster in orbit, and undocking detaches the wheels there too. I've re-tested it on the launchpad, and undocking breaks the wheels aswell. So, it's now a flaw by design. I assumed some clipping issue : the wheels, RoveMax XL3, are attached to the side of circular sections (a fuel tank and an observation cupola), and are slightly pushed in to look less 'tangent' to the cylinders. But pulling them outwards in the hangar leads to the same result on the launchpad. Only octagonal struts between the wheels and the rover allows them now to stay attached when the rover is undocked from the rocket.
I'm mostly pretty sure that I had succesfully tested the undocking before v1.1. The consequence is now a landed monster rocket with a useless monster rover suspended underneath, and uselessly hovering 5cm over Eve's ground. I'll have to send a whole new version of it in order to fulfill the "mobile station on Eve" contract. It's a bit of an exhausting endeavour, involving lot of mid-flight refueling, etc. But whatever.
The thing is, I wonder if it's just the consequence of new physical rules (I can't complain then, as I've also beneficed from v1.1's slightly more forgiving Eve atmosphere), or a bug that might be corrected in the future, sparing me a duplicate launch of the (almost) same model to Eve.
I might put the Eve projects on hold until this gets clarified.
Post edited May 22, 2016 by Telika