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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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This is a good idea... If I may expand upon it, use white cardboard (or tape white paper on top of the cardboard) so you can tell the color of the fluid that drips. Just to make sure it isn't coolant or CVT transmission fluid.
I am having my mechanic look at it tomorrow morning. After researching some on YouTube. I am concern it may be transmission oil cooler line leaking, apparently Versa's have that part in them. I think the leak is somewhere in that area. It looks like oil, but could easily be transmission fluid, smells a bit like tranny fluid. I doubt it is radiator fluid or brake fluid though. After reading the cooler line leak on YouTube, it apparently can be repaired. I had zero transmission symptoms as far as performance so far, and I think the leak just started past few weeks. Anyone had experience with a leak like that?
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