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2014 Versa oil leak mystery

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I own a 2014 Nissan Versa CVT SV with 88,000. Today I noticed oil drops on the driveway. I looked underneath and along bottom front straight across was some oil, especially left side lower front of engine. But, the mystery is I had an oil change 3 1/2 weeks ago at one of those quick change places and before that I did not notice any oil spots on the driveway. So, I am going to take it back to the oil change place to see if they tighten everything correctly. I am also thinking maybe it was caused from an oil spillage when the did the oil change. If none of that is the cause, any idea where the Versa could leak oil? A gasket or seal? I did check the oil pan plug, looks fine, ans oil filter looks fine. That is why I wonder if they accidentally spill oil up front. Any information appreciated. If I rule out the oil change part, I plan to take it to my mechanic to see the cause.
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Trans fluid will be reddish in color thus showing what it is.

With the plastic beauty covers Nissan puts on the engine tops it is stupid easy to think you are filling the oil port up when you actually have any funnel slightly to one side to leak some amount of oil down engine front on pass side. I for one remove those covers to see the REAL engine and much easier doing plenty of other things beyond just easily filling the oil while clearly seeing where it is going.
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Yes, CVT fluid is blue-green in color when new but they don't put much dye in it, making it hard to tell. CVT then puts so much ground metal in the fluid it then tilts toward dark gray then black as it dirties up.
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