Crankshaft Sensor May be Damaged by Broken Timing Belt on Hyundai Sonata

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.

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Average mileage: 122,136 (75,000–180,000)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L V6, 2.7L V6
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004
22 people reported this problem
12 people shared problem details
1999 Hyundai Sonata- 2.4L 4 Cylinder75,000
i was driveing along the highway and suddently my car stopped i tryed to start it but it wouldent crank it would crank but wouldent start i took it to bales auto mall and it was diagnosed as the crank shaft sensor while changing the crank shaft sensor they reported to me that my timeing belt was damaged andd replaced that to it cost me 724 dollars. and now to date im haveing the same problem, hyundia needs a recall because i love my little car.
2003 Hyundai Sonata- 2.4L 4 Cylinder
After replacing Timing Belt..had problems starting.
2003 Hyundai Sonata- 2.4L 4 Cylinder180,000
Timing belt broken now its making a clanking noise when started. Not sure what's happening...
2004 Hyundai Sonata- 2.7L V6150,000
Car did not start when it was warm. Replaced both crankshaft sensors.
2004 Hyundai Sonata- 2.4L 4 Cylinder124,000
Same problem, not fixed yet
2003 Hyundai Sonata- 2.4L 4 Cylinder115,000
Crankshaft sensor was damaged when the timing belt broke.
2002 Hyundai Sonata- 2.4L 4 Cylinder120,000
Balance belt broke and damaged the crankshaft position sensor.
Had timing belt and crankshaft sensor replaced as well as water pump and valves. However my tensioner seems to be making a noise now.
2001 Hyundai Sonata- 2.4L 4 Cylinder110,000
oil pump belt broke and destroyed timing belt and valves
2001 Hyundai Sonata- 2.5L V676,636
hard to start had to get a new timing belt job
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. Gloria Smith 813-891-9920
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