NISSAN Matic D is the oldest of the Nissan AT fluids. Nissan describes Matic D as an ashless petroleum-based ATF with low zinc content. The ash in other fluids may cause a change in friction response. Zinc may adhere to the clutch linings and cause slippage and damage. In a pinch, Dextron III can be used. However, Dextron III is a GM specification and trademark, and while it is the most similar to Nissan Matic D, it is not necessarily the same. Matic D is competitively priced and it’s always the safest bet for Nissan cars requiring Matic D.