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.Google+
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: 131,000 mi (86,000 mi - 180,000 mi)
Visitor, 2003 Hyundai Sonata, 2.4L 4 Cylinder
After replacing Timing Belt..had problems starting.
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
Had timing belt and crankshaft sensor replaced as well as water pump and valves. However my tensioner seems to be making a noise now.
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.