Light meter underexposing on newer film cameras?

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Light meter underexposing on newer film cameras?

I recently bought a cheap Canon EOS Kiss (same as the EOS 500, except for an extra panorama feature), to be able to use my EF lenses with auto focus.  It's a 90's era camera, and I'm impressed with its AF and that it only weighs about 350g. I was surprised though that its meter doesn't seem accurate - underexposing by at least one stop, often two. I guess I thought that that was only an issue with old style, really vintage cameras. But this camera is still 20+ years old. So is it quite normal that light meters go inaccurate even on the more recent, AF film cameras as well, even if their other electronics all seem fine? And the only thing to do is to manually override the ISO?

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