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.
Average mileage: 115,150 (53,000–186,952)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6
11 model years affected: 2001
, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
26 people reported this problem
Engine has 58000 miles on timing belt replaced in 2010. Car made a thunk noise and CheckEngineLight came on, accelerator pedal wouldn't work. Came up with 0335 (Crankshaft Engine Sensor Position A)code as primary fault, and 0102 (MassAirFlow, low input) code as secondary.
Kia suspects engine jumped timing but belt may still be on the pulleys and gear teeth.
First real major problem other than AC compressor replacement last year.