1999 Honda Accord

We finally had the recall work done on the ignition switch about a week ago. My son is away at school so I have not heard the noise, but he said it “wouldn’t crank” and then when it did, it was making a horrible thumping noise. The guy at the dealership said that his car was not the usual “piece of cake” ignition fix, it was more complicated. Do you think this is related?

Also had the timing belt and water pump done about a month ago, but there were no issues prior to the ignition switch.