I think it's more of a lack of manpower than delay tactics. If anything, I believe they'd prefer to get everyone paid ASAP as the release you're required to sign benefits FCA, not you, and puts a financial cap on any liability surrounding your truck. From their perspective, this is way better than an open ended liability. They also have incentives to get this done or face additional fines/penalties from EPA and/or CARB.I sent the completed forms all in, over 4 weeks ago, and two weeks ago sent in all the same forms, via email and THEY STILL SHOW THAT THEY DON'T HAVE MY PAPERWORK. What a sham! I think they are delaying just to keep from paying any sooner then they need to.
It's possible (pure speculation on my part) given the disatisfaction of the AEM by many, those who wait might get a better deal or revised AEM. Read the release carefully, once you accept the money, FCA is off the hook for everything.