Sticky Rubber Dashboard
My 2012 ST44 has a soft, Black/Grey rubber-like dashboard on the lower station.
This raised-panel, to which all gauges and switched are attached, is deteriorating into what I call "sticky rubber", which attracts dust and dirt and is actually un-cleanable!
Interestingly, our upper station originally came with the same material in beige, but was replaced under warranty back in 2013 or 14. I guess the knew that this type of material had a problem. A hard, slick surface is my replacement, which is holding up great.
It looks to be a rather large job to remedy this problem so I'm putting this out for your info and input.