Not specifically. But are there any settings adjustments you can make to the way the auto system works? I'm aware that some cameras allow you to change from average to spot metering, and probably some steps inbetween.
But, fully automatic metering does have its setbacks which can't be overcome other than by switching to manual: For instance, when you're taking a shot which includes landscape and a bright sky it can't get the exposure right for both of them, so you have to choose which is more important to you. This is not just a fault of amateur cameras -- professionals use lighting, reflectors, etc. to minimise the difference between foreground and background when they want them to be equally prominent in the finished film.
If you still think the camera is not performing as it should, now is the time to take it back to where you bought it.