Crankshaft Position Sensor May be Damaged if Timing Belt Breaks on Kia Optima

Timing belts can break prematurely and cause serious engine damage. When replacing a broken timing belt, the crankshaft position sensor should also be replaced as it most likely has suffered damage as well.

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Average mileage: 117,395 (53,000–186,952)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6
10 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
24 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
2004 Kia Optima- 2.4L 4 Cylinder186,952
it just shut off while driving and acts like it wants to crank but won't and i have had the timing belt replaced and got heads fixed on the motor. i replaced the fuel pump and spark plugs
2003 Kia Optima- 2.7L V6145,000
This was recalled on the '01 and '02 Kia optimas. Mine is an '03. Just my luck. Also now the driver's sdie door won't open. This car is like freaking Christine.
2007 Kia Optima- 2.4L 4 Cylinder124,000
Basically same as the others. Now in the process of looking for a engine :( it's sad that warrant and car are paid off and now I've have problems!!
2003 Kia Optima- 2.4L 4 Cylinder120,000
replaced cylinder head and pistons belt waterpump C. P. S. timimg belt and balancer belt trys to start but fail ...
2001 Kia Optima- 2.4L 4 Cylinder
I have gone through two crank sensorsin six mon.
2003 Kia Optima- 2.4L 4 Cylinder53,000
replaces crankshaft position sensor at 50,000 miles
2003 Kia Optima- 2.4L 4 Cylinder60,999
My driver door is stuck as well and its a 03
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