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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Automotive
German term or phrase:umbauen
"Kritisiert wird, dass zum Umbau der Sitze zu viele Handgriffe notwendig sind. [...]
Einigen Frauen ist der Umbau außerdem zu kraftaufwendig, so das sie selbst das Fahrzeug nicht umbauen."
This is from an automotive market research report. Perhaps I'm a little dim today, but I'm having problems finding a satisfying word for "umbauen" in the sense of folding down the seats to allow you to transport bulky items. "Folding down" won't do either, as the latest MPV designs are a lot more flexible.
I've just been sent the original English questionnaire relating to this study, and the word used is "adjust", so I have to stick to this. As I thought Bill's answer was the best, he gets the points. Thanks to everyone for their contributions! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer