The fan assembly will be ok. The sensor is separate and usually not too expensive. The worst thing it could be is a PCU called a Fan Mode Control Unit. This works with parameters from the ECU, Engine temp, A/C, Oil temp and a few other things. It is also in control of turning off the cooling fan within a certain amount of time after the car is turned off.
Get a trouble code reading at a dealership or service station and it will come back with the failure code for the part causing the issue.
I hope this helps and let me know how it turns out.
Saturday, September 17th, 2011 AT 5:14 PM