Premature timing belt failure may result in serious engine damage. When replacing a broken timing belt, it is important to inspect and possibly replace the crankshaft position sensor; it is often damaged when the timing belt breaks.
Car Problem Reports
Hyundai Sonata Crankshaft Sensor May be Damaged by Broken Timing Belt
Hyundai Sonata Problem
Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6
Average Mileage: 142,250 mi (115,000 mi - 180,000 mi)
Visitor, 2004 Hyundai Sonata, 2.7L V6, 150,000 mi
Car did not start when it was warm. Replaced both crankshaft sensors.
Visitor, 2003 Hyundai Sonata, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 115,000 mi
Crankshaft sensor was damaged when the timing belt broke.
Visitor, 2004 Hyundai Sonata, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 124,000 mi
My cRANK SENSOR WAS DAMAGED BY A FRIAED TIMING BELT
Visitor, 2003 Hyundai Sonata, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 180,000 mi
Timing belt broken now its making a clanking noise when started. Not sure what's happening...
Visitor, 2004 Hyundai Sonata, 2.7L V6
Today my car made a loud noise and I lost steering, brakes etc. Almost had an accident. AAA brought my car home and said something happened to my crankshaft, timing belt. Which came first the chicken or the egg? I don't know which it was. The dealer said this isn't covered under my warranty. If there have been other reports than there obviously is a problem. I shouldn't have to pay to have it fixed. Please advise.