Loss of functionality
Just because WordPress is ready to update to the next version, some of your plugins may not be. Plugins can become old, dated and no longer supported by their developers. For example, an update to a plugin that powers your WooCommerce store may cause an issue when a customer checks out, losing you money.
Similar to the above issue, some of your plugins may not be compatible with the newest version of WordPress. If you rely on an old plugin for some of your sites functionality, then it is best to leave it working as is, or find an alternative, more up to date solution.
When updating your plugins manually, always check to see if it is compatible with your version of WordPress first. For major updates it is recommended that you wait a few days for your plugin developers to release an updated version of their plugin before updating WordPress.
Hard to determine the problem
When you have auto updates enabled, if your site occurs an issue it is hard to determine when and what has caused the problems. Your site may have not functioning correctly or been down for weeks without you noticing, losing you valuable business leads. When updating plugins and WordPress manually, it is much easier to find what is causing the problems on your site and finding a solution.
Potential security issues
Most minor plugin updates are to fix security and vulnerability issues. However, a developer may release a major update only then to realise that there may be security issues included. If you have WordPress Auto Updates enabled, then your site may run into issues before the issues with the plugins are resolved. One example of this is an update to the wpDiscuz plugin, which caused vulnerability issues to over 80,000 WordPress websites.
Lack of testing before release
Some plugins have large teams of developers behind them, offering a higher quality of testing before launch. While this is ideal for your website, you may also find that other plugins are run by smaller teams or individuals who offer little or no testing before launch.