The dealer that did the CVT had to get Chrysler's permission first, then order the parts, then schedule the work. It's a small dealership.
I guess the frame rust issue depends on how much salt is used on the roads. Interestingly, the rest of our Jeep's underside is essentially rust free. Just the two sub frames are bad.
Yesterday, the dealer that ignored the state inspection process, apologized profusely. Apparently once they got the Jeep on a lift, they too were shocked at how bad it was. He suspended the tech who did the state inspection. He had someone else do all the work in 1 day. They replaced both front & rear sub frames, along with lots of other stuff like lower control arms, etc., all fully covered by the warranty & service contract.
His primary complaint was: He's in business to make money, and that tech ignored thousands of dollars in covered repairs.
He's now pleased that I forced them to look at the thing before the accident occurred.
If that happened, the repairs probably wouldn't have been covered, due to all the bent parts and blood everywhere. I take the highways all the time, and can just imagine what occurs when the front wheels come loose and the engine drops when you hit a bump at 74MPH.