The timing can jump a tooth if the timing belt has not been replaced in 60,000 miles. Otherwise the crankshaft position sensor or camshaft position sensor may be at fault.
I would get the codes pulled. Any Advance Auto or Auto Zone will do this for free and you will have a direction as to which diagnostic path you will take. The codes give a desciption of the failed component. If the position snesors come up, it may not have jumped a tooth on the timing belt. If they don't and the timing belt is near the end of its service life, that is probably the faulty part causing the problem.
Friday, December 23rd, 2011 AT 5:25 AM