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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 115,150 (53,000–186,952)
Engines affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.7L V6
11 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
29 people reported this problem
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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
timing belt broke so replaced timing belt and tensioner belt and car still doesn't run. how do I know if timing is right to start with and how much does it cost to have timing set correctly and is there a way to check if its set right
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.
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.
Timing belt has been an issue for awhile it finally went or broke wen friend was bringing it home
replaced cylinder head and pistons belt waterpump C. P. S. timimg belt and balancer belt trys to start but fail ...
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