Can you post of picture of those cracks by the volume knob? I tend to agree with @RocketmanKarl that this looks like wear and tear. Doesn't mean you intentionally abused it, just that the cracks look to be the result of unintentional impacts rather than a design defect. Also agree you'd want to fix/seal the cracks before covering. I would not bother replacing it completely unless you're fine with it looking the way it does again in a couple of years.Thanks for the response, and suggestions. I can’t help that the piano black plastic is junk. Im the only driver of the vehicle. Nothing hard has ever touched the center console, and only usehigh quality microfiber cloths to clean it with very little pressure. I’ve rarely use the cup holders, and never on the passenger side where the cracking is the worst. There is no burn mark on the shifter boot, it was just a little dirt that you were seeing. I wear no rings, and keep my finger nails trimmed. Also not shown in pictures are a series of 4-5 nearly perfectly horizontal cracks along the right side above the volume knob.