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Unhappy Brakes and bellows !!!

Not a reply to jamesboy but an interesting (?) one for you VS owners.
Took delivery of my VS 3.5 v6 yesterday - nice car BUT:
While I was fiddling with the electrical gismo's trying to understand what everything did (no user or owner manual supplied but ordered by dealer) the battery went flat. This was indicated initially by a computer message saying (auto handbrake faulty) but start button was dead. Jump started it, took it for a drive - all ok EXCEPT today
-I am getting a message that Engine Pollution monitor is faulty and (most disturbingly)
-on standstill ( might be happening when driving but cant tell) when I release the footbrake I get a hissing sound, the sound of air releasing, or a sound like a bellows releasing air from the passengers footwell. If I press and release the air release is repeated. This may have been happening yesterday but didnt notice it.

So, you wiser ones, any thoughts. I'll be hotfoot back to the dealer tomorrow but would appreciate any thoughts for my visit.
Oh, anyone know where I can get a User manul (handbook).
Many thanks
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