I'm not sure about the proper nomenclature but it looks like my rear shock absorber (or a part of it?) has dropped and is stuck at that down position.
Car details: 2000 BMW 320d (first version of the E46 generation)
Is there a proper name for this phenomenon?
Is there a fix? Or should I just get a new one?
Is it safe to drive in the meantime?
Thank you for your help.