Q: Really weird glare on the dash

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There is a glare coming off of the dashboard in my 2010 Mazda3 because the sun has melted the plastic into a shiny, sticky spot. This spot is quite large and if you put your hand on it, it will leave residue. I have driven this car for 87,000 miles and I live in a hot area, so I am not shocked. I am more grossed out by the dust and hair stuck to it. Is this a defect or are cars just not really meant to handle the heat in the southern states?

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